So I consider myself to be a pretty decent mom. I read parenting books, take parenting classes to stay up to date on the most recent child development research, I even facilitate a parenting support website! Since I know all this research based information I work really hard to implement the tools that resonate with my parenting style. I feel that the importance of discipline is to teach NOT to punish and that it’s important to understand how my child’s brain works and respond accordingly. I don’t hit, yell or shame purposely because I know that the relationship with my children is paramount to their long-term mental health and development.
So now that you know my parenting philosophy I feel ok telling you that the shit that pops into my mind is often completely opposite of my outward behavior and actions towards my children.
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