- Parenting is a learned behavior. We learn to parent from our parents. That’s great!- If you have perfect parents. I don’t know a perfect parent. Do you?
- Parenting classes are about me and not my children. I could not change my children but I could react different to my children.
- I learned to know my limits and how to ask for help. There are Social Workers and therapist usually teaching the class.
- My children appreciate it. They know I want to be the best mother I can for them.
Classes or No classes? I realize everyone can’t go to five week long classes. Not everyone wants to be in a classroom setting or to connect with other mothers. So then what?
I read a lot of parenting material. There are books, local magazines and Internet articles on parenting. Yes… it helps.
I also subscribe to emails and newsletters about parenting so I can simply have reminders of some good techniques.
For more in-depth help, You Tube/Google parenting techniques or call your school counselor for step-by-step things to do.
But don’t be afraid to need the help and get it. It makes you and your family better.