All of us want our children to grow up to be compassionate. We want them to contribute positively to the well-being of others, so that they leave the world a better place than they found it.
Traditionally, the model of parenthood has been linear and hierarchical, where the child is seen as “lesser-than” or more “moldable,” ready to be transformed by a “greater,” “more-knowing,” parent. Here, the ?set up? is such that the parent holds the greater power in the hierarchy. The conscious-parenting model seeks to turn this traditional dynamic on its head.