When we are faced with making a decision as mothers, we are socialized to look to others for affirmation, validation, information, guidance, permission, or just answer the question ‘what do I do?‘ We are socialised OUT of trusting our mother-knowledge.
These ‘others’ can be loved ones, experts, or even people online. We shouldn’t have to take on the entire load of ‘thinking work’ that comes with mothering and raising children. We need a community and ‘others’ who we can turn to for support and guidance.
We can face challenges in this process too, particularly when our own knowledge as mothers is not often recognised or respected. In fact, often our own knowledge as mothers can be dismissed, ignored, or even ridiculed.
Turning to ‘others’ is not just something we choose to do, but it is often what we’re expected to do in order to be considered ‘good mothers’. To turn to those who have more ‘expertise’ than us.
Join me for this webinar to learn how to navigate these pressures and interactions, and become confident in trusting yourself as a mother and the knowledge you possess.
You may face these challenges within the medical system, the schooling system, the maternity system, or any other major industry that impacts our experience as mothers.
Experts are so valuable – and of course are sometimes essential!
But who is considered an ‘expert’ is a question that can leave parents confused, and sometimes misled.
It is hard enough trying to navigate your way through the maze of motherhood. It can be difficult to know who to trust, and how to move forward in your parenting when you receive conflicting information.
Add to this opinions from those in our social circle, and cultural commentary, and is it any wonder we end up feeling overwhelmed and like we just cannot make the ‘right’ decision?
Mothers need to be able to interrogate:
- Where expert parenting voices come from
- Who gives these voices authority
- How they themselves can choose to integrate this advice (or not) into their parenting.
Trusting yourself as a mother becomes an act of autonomy and agency in a context that expects us to trust anyone else but ourselves.
I believe what has been lost is the valuing and recognition of a mother’s OWN authority as an expert in her children. This was confirmed over and over again in my own research.
What You Will Learn in this Webinar
- How the myth of perfect motherhood is embedded within our major institutions. How this impacts our daily life as mothers
- What impacts the interactions that you have with professionals and others who may offer you advice and information. How you can use this to your advantage
- Insights from both my personal life and sociological research on how mothers can be dismissed. The sometimes damaging implications of this dismissal: for both us and our children
- The problems with how mothers are offered advice. Why these problems can exist. Thoughts on how you can respond
- A check-list of questions to ask of both yourself, as well as the expert or advice-giver you are speaking with. Help to navigate a relationship with those who you turn to for advice and for support with your child/ren
- Strategies for how to amplify your ‘inner’ voice and gain confidence in your own expertise as a mother
How to Join
- Purchase through this page
- Request to join this closed Facebook Group: Trusting Yourself.
- If you don’t have Facebook, you’ll be emailed the workshop video once it’s been recorded.
- Workshop is held Live on Friday 29th May 8:30pm AEST. Catch up on the replay inside the group if you can’t make it Live.
Letting Go of Mum Guilt
Want to go deeper?
Join my next course Liberate: Your Motherhood Revolution.
Completely transform your experience of mothering and rewrite the rules of YOUR motherhood.
This is your cultural detox from perfect motherhood.
We spend 6 weeks together inside a private Facebook group.
I deliver weekly trainings on identity, relationships, how mothering can be your source of power, enacting empowered mothering practices, and more.
You get 2x one to one ‘check in’ points with me where we discuss how you can implement this information into transforming your everyday life.
We start June 1.