* * * * I am re-blogging this one for those who may be struggling with feeling like they don’t know enough about how to parent their children, and/or that struggle to make the choices they’d prefer because of the painful parenting they themselves received when they were growing up. It may take some work, but we can become more conscious of our choices, and more habitual about making the ones we’d like to be making. * * * *
From where does your parenting come? Do you know? Have you considered what it is that motivates, informs, and drives you in dealing with your children? It’s a silly question really — and if we were raised in a healthy, natural manner, we probably wouldn’t need to consider it much.
As it is, we still live in a culture that expects us to know what we are doing without ever really giving us a chance to study it. We are not given the opportunity to help much with our siblings or cousins, because we are all sequestered in school, learning about algebra and history instead. And outside of being given a bag of flour to carry around for a week in high school, we aren’t given much in the way of information about how kids work, or how we can constructively work with them either. So we wind up being…
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