Okay so for months now I have been bloging about parenting and I thought it would be a good idea to give a synopsis of my discussions.
First I talked about communication; how to communicate with children. This means first how to listen to your children so that they feel heard. It also means how to talk to children so that they are affirmed and feel safe to be themselves.
Secondly I talked about discipline vs. punishing children; discipline being more educational and more beneficial in the long term.
The next topics I discussed where four areas of skills that our children need to develop. The first is to teach our children to problem solve. The second is to teach our children to be autonomous; and the third is to teach our children the proper way to forgive. Lastly is to teach our children the ability to say “no”.
Fourthly I talked about a proper level of control in parenting. Understanding the control is necessary and good and it has to done with the appropriate level at the appropriate age.
Lastly is in regards to labeling our children. We need to be careful not to label our children and therefore casting them into molds that they will struggle to break out of for years.