Woke Mama: Rayvin

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Name & age: Rayvin Silas 25
Babe: Judah 22 months

What does being a woke mama mean to you?

Being a woke mama to me means consciously parenting so that my children may have the best human experience possible.

What made you choose gentle parenting? And what is your favourite aspect of it?

I chose gentle parenting so that my children may be gentle in their approaches in life as adults.

Most awesome moment so far?

The most awesome moments are my son showing me voluntary gentle love and affection on his own.

Biggest struggle so far? How do you cope with stressful moments?

Biggest struggle is seeing how people around us affect his behavior, simply because they don’t have the same philosophy as us.

For instance, my elders allow him eat plenty of foods with red #40 dyes (this food coloring in particular is linked to behavior disorders). Also, my family is very loud and casually disrespectful to one another. I don’t want my children believing that behavior is “ok”.

Unfortunately there’s not much I can do except limit our visits. It’s impossible to continually combat others way of living. The only thing I can control is me and mines and that’s the greatest example I’d want to set for my children in these situations and similar.

How do you juggle working with gentle parenting?

I’m a stay at home .om that manages a business at home as well.

Any advice you would give to new mums?

 The biggest advice I’d give to new mums is, take what everyone says with a grain of salt. If someone is giving you advice, look at their children and ask yourself if you’d like if your child turned out like you perceive theirs.

What’s on your soundtrack to your first year of being a Woke Mama? 

Blue – Beyoncé

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