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.
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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