Marie Forleo introduction


I'm Avital.

You want a present, peaceful and playful family life? I'm here to help you make that a reality.

read more

Are Moms Better than Dads?

Dear Parenting Junkie,

Please, I have a question and wanted to have your opinion. Are we moms somehow entitled to take some decisions in regards ours kids over their fathers? I have trusted my intuition and my gut since he was in my belly can I somehow appeal to that? 🙂

– Megan

Thank you Megan for submitting this question. Type LOVE in the comments if you relate and want more on this topic!
  • Firstly many moms become moms through surrogacy or adoption and do not go through pregnancy and labor or breastfeeding. Does this mean their connection to their children, their intuition, is any less visceral or powerful? No.

  • Each one of us sees our children and connects to them in a unique way – and in a way that is influenced by our cultural conditioning, our personal temperament, our genes, our family legacy, our inter generational baggage, our beliefs, thoughts and opinions. In other words we are not divided into either men or women, we are each a unique set of complex algorithms that give us our parental intuition.

  • Men have been shortchanged in the parenting game for millennia, but the good news is that recent decades and the feminist revolution have seen some upswing in paternal power. Throughout history – men were often seen as the breadwinners and the disciplinarians. They were good for getting a woman pregnant, providing for her and her offspring, and dispensing the occasional spanking, giving meaning to the maternal threat “just wait until your father gets home.”

  • Today we know much better and are starting to do better by men, women and their children. We know that each father has his own blend of paternal instinct, style and intuition. And disempowering that by holding claim to your “right” as a mother to your intuition, is a surefire way to put your man on the defensive, and to push him to withdraw from his parental intuition. How can he compete with “I grew this child in my belly?!”

  • Whilst as mothers who have carried children we may have some strong physical, emotional and hormonal ties to our children – we must also acknowledge that these can both serve us, and cloud us. It is not uncommon for fathers to have a far more pragmatic, trusting and grounded approach to raising their offspring.

  • Fathers are important. They tend to push their children’s independence both physically and emotionally in ways that mothers do not – the classic rough housing, or camp outs are good examples of ways that fathers help children’s development in places where mothers typically stifle them.

  • As a couple, you don’t want to be in a position where you’re vying for power over who’s children these are. Over who’s right it is to have the final word. Over who is more connected, more knowledgeable or more intuitive. These types of power struggles between parents are directly in opposition to a parenting together, in love, approach – which is what I teach.

Not on the same page with your partner?


Give Megan a LOVE in the comments if relate to feeling out of sync with your partner on your peaceful parenting journey. SO THAT I will know if you want me to make more content like this. 

You may also like...

Create a marriage you LOVE with the partner you've got! ⁣

Parent in love to create family bliss.⁣

Are you joining us? We begin July 1st. Check out Parent In Love >> Link in bio @parentingjunkie ⁣

#parentinlove #peacefulpartnering #parentingtogether #mindfulmarriage #familybliss #loveparenting #loveparentingwithhim #loveparentingwithher

There's still time to slide right in! With just 24 hours left, all you need to do is sign up now (for $0)'ll have another 14 days to decide! #ParentInLove Link in bio @ParentingJunkie ( ...

Now look, we’re all tired of the over-inflated results that course creators are flaunting on the interwebs. We’re all suspicious of online courses actually delivering on all their bloated promises. So if you think, “Bah, just another expensive course I don’t need” - I feel you, I do. I take the same wary approach when buying new programs. ⁣

But that’s why I want to share real human beings from all walks of life who have actually been through this course and received meaningful and priceless renewals in their relationships. ⁣

Like Chelsea, who remarked: “When I joined Parent in Love, I was ready to give up on my marriage. Today, my marriage has had a complete overhaul! It's practically a different marriage altogether.”⁣

Or Tanya, who reported: "This course has ABSOLUTELY TRANSFORMED our marriage, our family life, and my own personal growth journey! We still fight, but the fights are fewer and we tend to make up quicker and in front of the kids now!"⁣

And here's what Jonna said: "I have tools that give me hope and I know how to start resolving our conflicts. I have started to notice how my own shift of thoughts changes the whole atmosphere in our home, not only between me and my hubby but with the kids also."⁣

Check out my IGTV for more amazing success stories.⁣

Parent In Love is a 6-month deep-dive online program that will transform your marriage from the inside out. ⁣

Check it out!⁣
LINK IN BIO @parentingjunkie ⁣

Ever find yourself waiting for your partner to change? Sometimes, it feels easier alone. ⁣

As much as you want and need the support - I know sometimes it can just feel easier to run your home on your own. ⁣

No one criticizing. ⁣
No one judging. ⁣
No one commenting. ⁣
No one watching. ⁣
No one adding to your to-do list with their needs.⁣
No one irritating you.⁣

Ah. Bliss. ⁣

But did you ever have these thoughts only to then think: "Yikes! That's not really what I want, is it? What's wrong with me? What's wrong with us!?"⁣

And what has waiting for your partner to change gotten you so far? ⁣

Stop waiting... ⁣

You deserve to have a happy marriage, and your kids deserve to have happy parents. ⁣

And don't wait on your partner, because the Parent In Love program is DESIGNED to be done alone - so that YOU can focus on what YOU can change: yourself.⁣

Your partner will necessarily be affected by the changes you make - because that's how relationships work, we're intertwined like that. ⁣

So TAKE A BREAK trying to change your partner right now, and finally, start to see some real transformation. ⁣

Psst... Your partner doesn't even have to KNOW you're doing the program - not that I'm suggesting you hide this from them, especially if you two are used to discussing financial investments you make - but I DO want you to know that many members have gone through Parent In Love WITHOUT letting their partners know about it. ⁣

And what happened? ⁣

Well, typically their partner would suddenly begin to NOTICE a profound (wonderful!) shift in their relationship and wonder "what's going on?!" ⁣

If you really want to take this program but you're struggling to work through their concerns, especially about the $ investment, I've provided scripts to help you have those important conversations with confidence. ⁣

Get the free Make It Happen PDF in the >>> FAQ >> (link in bio @parentingjunkie) #parentinlove

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.
Add a Comment