YouTube comedian JP Sears is back with a new video about conscious parenting.
The hilarious four-minute video makes fun of ‘crunchy parents’ and spiritualism. If it’s a fashionable parenting trend, it’s in the video.
According to JP Sears: “Conscious Parenting for new age parents is essential for their indigo children. This conscious parenting video will help you leave the outdated strategies of effective parenting behind in favor of becoming a conscious parent”.
The short clip features parents discussing the core principles and benefits of ‘conscious parenting’. The comedy sketch covers the so-called controversial parenting issues often discussed at natural parenting groups, such as co-sleeping, breastfeeding, home birth and modern medicine.
JP Sears has a way of tackling hot topics in a light-hearted way so it’s almost impossible to get offended by what he says.
Plus, you’re likely to recognise at least one of these ‘conscious parents’ in your own tribe of mama friends. Hands up if it’s you!
In the clip, JP Sears and his partner explain: “As conscious parents, we want our children to be free spirits, so we’re careful to implement no boundaries with them. They can do whatever they want. And this strategy also helps us to not have to put any actual effort into parenting”.
Another self-proclaimed conscious parent pokes fun at permissive parents by saying: “We don’t punish our children. They don’t like it”.
One couple in the video discuss their baby’s name, explaining: “Our baby’s name is Davina which comes from the word divine. Which essentially means our baby is more spiritual than yours, because of what we named her”.
You couldn’t make a sketch mocking crunchy parents without including a few references to home births. If there’s one thing that causes eye-rolls in the general population, it’s the idea of home birth.
As JP Sears says, “It was the most beautiful experience ever. To see Amber go through the worst agony of her life in the comfort of our own living room was a real joy”.
And, to sum up how pretty much all crunchy parents feel, JP adds: “It feels liberating to be humble enough to know we’re better at parenting than other parents. No judgement, just an observation”.