Confessions of a Modern Parent
How Can we parent better? Seven mistakes parents make
Friday, 17 July
Are you the perfect parent? If you answered yes something is immediately wrong!
We all make mistakes, it's part of how we learn and the rules haven't changed when we approach parenting.
But how aware are we of our habitually poor parenting tendencies?
It could be that we're too busy to really listen to our children, or we tend to lecture and fix things rather than help our kids to sooth themselves.
Maybe we're trying to re-live our young lives and fix our childhood problems?
Our children may choose another path that we know nothing about, so should you forget your dreams of your teenager growing up to be a doctor, or should you double-down?
Nadia and Mark talk to each other about the seven mistakes that parents commonly make, with expert views from leading child psychologists, they compare their parenting approaches with recommended methods and see how they fair. Together they learn the appropriate boundaries to set for our kids, and how to teach them to become communicative, respectful, self-sufficient and aware of their emotions and surroundings.
Nadia and Mark get the final word on how well they have succeeded as parents when they invite their daughter and her friend to give a synopsis on their parenting skills.
Hear this and much more in this episode of Confessions Of A Modern Parent.
And they take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles.
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