ParentFurther RSS Feeds
Write down five things you liked about how your parents raised you, and five things you’d like to do differently. Keep both lists in a special place.
The next time you feel like you’re struggling a bit with your parenting, remember that everyone has ups and downs and worries about the future, but it’s what’s in your heart—what you believe about yourself and your family—that matters most to your kids.
When you make a mistake or mess something up, talk to your kids about it. Let them know that everybody makes mistakes sometimes, and what’s important is how you deal with the consequences.
By: Steve Palmer
The popular television show Modern Family stars several families who are connected to one another through various relationships. Have you seen it? It’s a very funny and entertaining show, but another important reason to watch it is because it portrays a pretty accurate view of how our society has changed to accommodate the various “new” definitions of “family”. There is a so-called traditional family (mom, dad, two kids), a same-sex couple raising their daughter, and a blended family (dad, mom and her biological son). Read more >>Blog Image: FiveStar Rating: 0
Be intentional about focusing more on the things you do with your children and less on the things you have.
Let your children see you cry when you are sad. It will help them know that their own emotions are normal and healthy.
Go along with one of the big dreams your kids have. You never know what might happen.
Think back to when you were the ages your children are now. How did things look, feel, smell, and sound? Try to empathize with what they may be going through by tapping into your own memories.
The next time your child has a problem or concern that seems overwhelming, help make a plan for dealing with it. Include small steps and estimates of how long each might take. Remind your child that each step is leading to a good end result.
Instead of being frustrated because your child has a trait you don’t have, remind yourself that the characteristic is special and unique—just like your child.