My Parenting Philosophy in 7 Words or Less

I read an article the other day that really made me think about what my parenting philosophy is. Before reading this particular article, I have never really thought of it and have simply just gone day by day doing what I feel is right. Nevertheless, it really made me think about what is important to me.

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 I think my philosophy has changed many times during the past three and a half years. There have been times when I’ve questioned my philosophy when it’s been put up against the scrutiny that is Facebook and the internet and the thousands of parenting books out there. Have I ever said that I do not recommend new parents resort to parenting books?

There have been some testing times in the past few years and they’ve somewhat altered my parenting philosophy because I’ve been able to start to appreciate what is really important when it comes to parenting (and life in general) and what isn’t. There were things I thought were important that now aren’t and vice versa. Parenting is definitely a journey, and I’ve learnt that it requires flexibility and an open mind.

And so, upon thinking of my parenting philosophy in 7 words or less, here’s mine:

Have fun, foster individuality, presence, don’t compare.

There are so many other things that I could add to these 7 words, but at this very moment these are the things I’ve been focusing on and that are really important. There were times when I was too serious, my mind was on other things like work and I was comparing how other people parented, worrying that I wasn’t a good enough parent. This has all changed to form my philosophy today.

What would your parenting philosophy be in 7 words or less?

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. August 10, 2015 / 7:10 am

    Great philosophy. It is hard to cut it down to 7 words but I often think about what my aim is. I’m going to have to think about this a little more and get back to you about my answer! Thanks for making me think!! Mel xx
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  2. August 10, 2015 / 7:28 am

    Your phiosophy is perfect. Love it. I have no idea what mine would be but making moments count is a big one.
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  3. August 10, 2015 / 7:38 am

    oooh,,I need to think. Presence is definitely one of them…..
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  4. August 10, 2015 / 8:27 am

    Parenting gig has best rewards & most challenges

    7 words (almost!)

    A really good question to ask on a Monday
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  5. August 10, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Be together, be kind,, make great memories.

    One of my biggest things is spending time with her because I didn’t have much time with my parents (due to their business) and then dad died when I was only 10. I also think its important to be kind to yourself and kind to your baby because they’re still learning so many things which at times will be frustrating but we have to be the bigger person and see it for what it is {which is hard sometimes}. And drink lots of tea! 🙂
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  6. August 10, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I love your philosophy. Off the top of my head mine is: Cakies, cuddles, giggles, unconditional love and acceptance. I may need to add to that, but I think it’s a good start!
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  7. August 10, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    You philosophy sound great. I don’t have a specific philosophy but I do try to be fun, lead by example and teach my boys they are the best thing in the world to me 🙂
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