Parenting…we’re doing just fine!
We ARE…. right?? Sometimes we wonder.
I have read two different articles this week, different in their content but similar in their intent. The intent being, it’s OK to parent as you were parented, generally speaking. Y’know, letting your kids be responsible for their own actions and making them accountable for same….and being OK if you don’t provide all the bells and whistles that should be far beyond any child’s expectation.
I found both to be a bit liberating…and I agree wholeheartedly! We want our kids to remember childhood as being carefree and fun but we can only do so much. (On a related note, we don’t want to raise a generation that has no idea how to help itself — or how to lose, for that matter.) And when it comes to discipline, if my child is acting in any way inappropriately I would welcome another parent to tell her so.
If you have come this far, please take the time to read these. Hopefully, it’s just ‘preaching to the choir,’ as the saying goes!