Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast
#47: New Year Intentions for Every New Parent
What will happen in 2023 for you? What will happen for your child?
You’ve likely got some new year intentions for yourself… or maybe not. Some people love setting intentions for themselves and others don’t. As a parent, you have more than yourself to think about when it comes to future planning. You’ve got a little person in your life who has a lot of growing and learning to do this year.
In this episode, I talk about how to think forward about parenting – ways to kind of predict what might happen with your baby and also for you as a parent as your child goes through different developmental stages.
Here’s the personal reflection exercise* talked about on this episode…
Gather your journal or a pad of paper, something to write with, a cup of hot tea and find a comfortable quiet spot. At the top of each of four pages, write the following:
- 20 things I want to do
- 20 things I want to have
- 20 things I want to be
- 20 things I love to do
Let yourself dream big! Share your list with a trusted friend and try to read over your list every day. You may just be amazed at what 2023 brings your way with this intentional reflection! Here’s one of the things that was on my list last year: “Go see Yo Yo Ma live in concert” Guess what?!? I have tickets to see him live in February! I’m so excited. Several other biggies have come true too, so I’m a believer. 😍
In the 2023 season of Parenting in the First 3 Years, we’ll be bringing on parents just like you to share the story of their personal journey. Would you like to apply to be considered as a guest? Let’s talk about it! Simply email Ann McKitrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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One last thing.
I spend time each morning in meditation and would love to pray for you, your child or whatever’s on your heart. Simply email me and let me know how to pray. It can be as simple just your name or you can give a short explanation. Either way you can trust that I will do it. No strings attached, no follow up or anything, just a quiet way for me to support you in your parenting journey. Because no one needs to feel alone. 🧡