#1 Parent with love
Kids who feel loved feel secure in their relationship with themselves and others and are able to self-soothe and manage their own self-love as they have developed this with their caregiver. Parental love, is shown by warmth, care, comfort, concern, support, acceptance, or simply love that the child can feel. Our first love is supposed to be our parents.
#2 Parent with security
Every creature on this planet wants to feel safe. Making sure your child feels safe and secure is one of the most important parts of parenting! Routine, rules, structure, environments that are safe, and a parent that listens intently to what a child says gives the child a feeling of emotional and physical love and security.
#3 Parent with care & intention
Being emotionally available to your child and their needs helps your child grow into a strong, confident, physically and emotionally secure child that is able to self-regulate and be aware of themselves and others. Emotional wellness comes from being in tune with oneself and ones’s sense of self. An “intentional parent approach”, helps you stay present and available to your child and their needs ongoingly.
#4 Parent with action or “role-modelling”
Our children mimic our actions and behaviours and thus we need to pay careful attention to this. Great parenting has us reflect on our own good and bad habits/behaviours in order to relook at what it is that we will be passing on to our kids. Parenting has us take a deep audit of our own lives in order to help us grow good healthy habits to help our kids make better decisions about their own health, education, welfare and their future self.
#5 Parent with knowledge
Parenting is an ever evolving process of growth for you as an individual and as a parent with the commitment to ongoing learning and knowledge.The fact is that we don’t know everything and that’s ok. Committing to continuously wanting to learn helps us grow as individuals, as parents and in-turn helps our children grow to be better versions of themselves while demonstrating and giving them tools to to continuously grow, a lifeskill that will help them throughout their journey.
#6 Parent with purpose and confidence
Parenting with purpose and confidence gives you a goal to constantly evaluate, learn, adjust, grow, execute and repeat with a commitment to “CANI”, Constant And Never-ending Improvement (Tony Robbins). The feeling and action that we can always do more and be more in every moment is true to a parent with purpose. Parenting with confidence is knowing you are doing the best you can which will set you free from constantly questioning your decisions.