The challenge of parenting and a happy family life
Happy family life, optimised for happiness.
In the not so distant past children were often told to go out and play until they got called home for dinner, at which time the entire family sat down at the table and ate together.
Over the past few decades, modern life has dramatically altered the way of the traditional family and parenting. Kids were no longer told to go out and have fun without the parents knowing where they were.
In recent years, GPS trackers have been marketed to allow a parent to know exactly where a child is all of the time!
I know all that sounds a bit of a generalisation but I am sure it is sounds familiar?
In the end you just do the best you can?
Now bear in mind this quote from Winston Churchill:
"Sometimes doing your best is not good enough. Sometimes you must do what is required."
Sometimes we all need to be better than our best. We need strong family values and need to strive to improve, learn more, find out how and why things happen, learn better ways to communicate, be willing to communicate. Be willing to listen then learn now to truly listen?
Authoritative Parenting Style of Child Rearing.
We advocate Authoritative Parenting. It is style of child rearing that relies on positive reinforcement and infrequent use of punishment. Please do not confuse Authoritative with Authoritarian they are two very different things*
It is a parenting style described and 'just right' not too strict or permissive.
Yes, parenting is always a challenge and sometimes seemingly impossible and far from simple. Knowing your own style of parenting, having strong family values and being willing to learn new skills will help guide you in the task of child rearing.
Ref: Parentingscience.com, (2015). The authoritative parenting style: A guide for the science-minded parent. [online] Available at:http://www.parentingscience.com/authoritative-parenting-style.html