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Monday, May 11, 2015

5 Awesome Parenting Tips

Although parenting does not come with a manual, sometimes as parents you may be fearful that your children will make the same mistake that you did.

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You don't have to tell your children every detail. Maybe you feel that you do not have good parenting skills, but it may be a good idea to share some of your mistakes with your children.

1. Image

What type of image are you portraying? Are your children seeing a perfect mom who has never made any mistakes while growing up? If so, they may be thinking that you don't understand them. Unfortunately, they do not know that you have “been there and done that.”

2.  Vulnerability

Sharing your mistakes with your children shows your vulnerability and that you are human. It let's them know you are not perfect.

3.  Everyone Makes Mistakes

Let your children know that everyone makes mistake. Even with all of our perfection, expertise, and training, there is no perfect one but Jesus.

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4.  Positive Parents

According to Rebecca at Positive Strategies for better Behaved Kids, when our needs to be seen, heard, understood, loved, and connected are met, we all do better. She further talks about speaking their language with physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts and acts of service. Those that are are already doing this are well ahead in this scenario. For those that have not been doing this, it is not too late too start.

5.  Blaming Yourself

In the article "Parenting: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly," I emphasize the importance of not beating yourself up after you have changed your baby, fed your baby, and your baby is still crying; finally you take your baby to the doctor to find out the baby has an ear infection. If you are a first time parent, you would not have had an idea the baby had an ear infection, because parenting is trial and error. The good thing is that your baby received medical attention in time. I also recall another instance when a teacher was upset with herself because it was discovered her child had a learning disability. She felt as a teacher she should have saw this. I explained to her, “You are and excellent teacher, but sometimes we are to close to the problem that we have blinders on.” The important thing is that it was discovered and the issue addressed. Remember parenting is a learning experience.  So relax, learn, and have fun while doing it.


Positive Strategies for Better Behaved Kids, Rebecca

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  1. These are great tips - definitely agree with letting your children learn that everyone makes mistakes and no-one is perfect - it also goes hand-in-hand with not blaming yourself too much. I think positive affirmations can go a long way with little ones too. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is a great post! I think the desire to be a 'perfect parent' is an unattainable goal! The best parents are the ones that don't mind getting things wrong, laugh in the face of adversity and try their very best each day. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

  3. Thank you so much Betty for linking up your posts at Good Morning Mondays, I especially like the point on this one about everyone making mistakes. It is so important for our children to realise this. Thanks and blessings

  4. These are all great tips that I feel like we sometimes forget. Thanks for the reminder and for linking up at Waiting on...Wednesday! Hope to see you back again this week!

  5. Hi Betty,
    These are valuable tips! Thanks for sharing this enlightening post with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! I’m pinning and sharing!

  6. Thanks for sharing these tips with us! This will really encourage many parents to adopt positive parenting methodology. By remaining connected with your kids lovingly you can raise them confident and successfully.

  7. Thank you for these wonderful tips. In addition, I guest authored an article on Powerful Tools that Will Make You Better Parents. You can read it here: http://www.sleepwellsleepsolutions.com/6-powerful-tools-that-will-make-you-a-better-parent-a-guest-post/

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