Empowering the Parenting
I will support you in whichever parenting method you have chosen to follow - whether it be Attachment Parenting, Gentle Parenting, Natural Parenting, Montessori Parenting, or those who simply are taking things as they come! I am advocate for all of the above, and believe that each parent should follow the principles that feel the most comfortable to them, and that suit their own lifestyle. There is no one-size-fits-all!
For those parents coming to me for help, while my methods will vary from family to family, most often I will advocate using positive, empowered parenting skills, which I believe have the best outcomes for both parent and child. These can easily be adapted to suit your own parenting methods, your confidence level, and (most importantly!), the age of your child! But what is positive, empowered parenting, and what does it involve? And what does it take to become a positive parent?
Positive, empowered parenting is all about celebrating the good things about your child's behaviour and personality, re-enforcing those good things with lots of praise and love and physical affection, and at the same time being a "model" of the kind of behaviour you would like to see in your child. This applies to manners, social skills, screen usage, empathy, body language, and all kinds of behaviours and interactions. Are you displaying the kinds of behaviour your would like to see in your child? You are their number one teacher - guide and empower them to be their best self!
I will also encourage you to empower yourself with the knowledge that you are doing the right thing for your child, and to strengthen yourself by taking care of your own wellness, and improving your own state of wellbeing. Our journey together will be two-fold - what can we do to improve things for your child, and what can we do to improve things for you?