Give yourself a break! We all make mistakes as parents.
Ever felt stressed about your kids and how to be a better parent?
Ever argued with your partner about how to discipline your kids?
Ever felt guilty or ashamed for the ways you’ve treated your kids?
It’s probably the toughest job you’ll ever have, yet it often comes with the least amount of preparation or training.
And it can be even tougher if you’re going it alone.
There are, however, ways to be a better parent and enjoy your life, your family, and your kids.
Every adult on the planet has had parenting classes. We all learned how to be parents from our own parents.
Sometimes, those lessons were pretty good… and sometimes not.
If we had poor lessons, we may have vowed never to treat our kids the way our parents treated us. And that works okay… until we get angry and stressed.
We revert to old lessons, repeating what we’d promised ourselves we’d never do to our own kids.
Those old lessons can lead to guilt, shame, self-recrimination, and family dysfunction.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
We can fix it!
We’ll learn and work with a mixture of three parenting models that can make life for everyone much easier:
- Positive Parenting with a Plan (or P3)
- Love and Logic
- Common Sense Parenting
These models have two common themes – structure and positive parenting. All are important, but we’ll emphasize P3.
Both kids and the elderly have one characteristic in common – they do much better if they have structure in their lives.
Interestingly, families – adults and kids alike – also fare much better if they have structure.
Kids need a foundation – you as a parent, as a safe haven, a source of knowledge, stability, and direction.
Good parenting is a bit like a benevolent dictatorship. As parents, we make the rules, and we enforce them – as parents and not necessarily as friends.
Rules and consequences have their place, but so do flexibility and fairness.
We’ll work together to ensure a realistic and fair parenting plan for kids of all ages and developmental stages.
Want to look forward to family time again?
Contact me at (850) 684-3059 for a free consultation today.