When you were growing up did you see yourself in the future as a Mom or as a Dad? Did people say to you, you are so good with kids, or did they make sure that their kids stayed as far away from you as possible. It is interesting to see how people become parents (and I am not talking about biologically). What I am referring to here is the process one goes through to truly understand and learn what it takes to be a parent. Some of us learn this from our own parents, through example. Others have friends of the family or others that they look up to for formal or informal guidance and support.
So today’s challenge is to take out some paper and think about yourself as a parent. Who helped mold you into the parent you are today? Was it your own parents? Was it Bill Cosby? How did you learn about what was right and wrong in regards to your parenting skills, or was it a process of trial and error (as it is for many parents – they don’t call parenting the great experiment for nothing.
Take the piece of paper (or type it for all of you techy folks) that you have and answer the following questions:
- Who helped mold you into the parent you are today?
- How did you learn about what was right and wrong in regards to your parenting skills?
- What do you still need to work on to become a better parent
If you are so inclined please leave your responses in a comment below or link to a blog post if you are going to commit to joining me on this journey so that others can learn from you as well.
Good luck with day 1 and look forward to your thoughts and comments!