Detox your parenting style!
What? Is she really going to talk about detoxing our parenting? WOW! Yup, you never know what the topic may be next!
OK so I have noticed and so have many of my friends that people are raising scared and wimpy kids these days! There are books related to the subject.. here is a quote from one such book,
“evidence suggests that parental invasiveness and over involvement are crippling children psychologically. Nor is such behavior good for parents. And it's definitely not good for the future of the country, which requires adaptability to uncertainty. In making life easier for their kids in the short term, adults are making it harder for them in the long term. In addition, they are depriving their children of meaning and a shot at deep satisfaction”.
Fear has been a friend of mine for so long ESPECIALLY in raising my children. I often had a hard time letting them play outside in our backyard without feeling like I needed to be outside also. Its time for this momma to change! I need to give a little more freedom to my children.. I found this amazing site called Free Range Kids and it has been VERY inspiring! They also have a book out that is on my wish list for my next Kindle purchase!!
This personal growth journey has lead me to reevaluating our parenting style.. what are my fears? What are my long term goals and intentions for my children and what am I doing to assist them in reaching these goals? I encourage you all to sit down and re-evaluate the way that you are parenting and your intentions for your family!
Here are some of the things that I found My parenting needs more of…
Outside time!! I read an amazing book called Last Child in the Woods (read it) and even though we spend lots of time outside already I feel you can never get enough! Richard Louv has an amazing website with great ideas for family activities with nature! I HIGHLY recommend checking out the author's website!
More tone watching.. this youtube video is a must for any parent!!
Keep your tones under control.. you have a powerful tool in your voice!
Hugs! Hug those babies! I have a goal to hug my kiddos at least 5 times a day each to start out with and WOW it makes a huge difference in your attitude and your child's! Here is an article that talks about all the amazing health benefits of hugs!
Story-time- In all the changes that come with this adventure of moving we have neglected our reading together time :( We are planning on starting back asap with reading before bed (by my hubby) Peter Pan! It’s a favorite of all of ours and perfect for sweet dreams!
I encourage you all to make a list of areas that you would like to improve in your parenting and share them… I am always looking for new ideas of ways that we can bond and enrich attatchment!