Experimental Parenting?

Jun 11, 2013 by


The other day actor Will Smith was on Good Morning America. He made this statement, “Parenting is hit or miss and experimental.” With no disrespect to Will Smith, I have to disagree. Parenting can be done with purpose and a plan.

Now granted, each of our children must be treated as individuals. And since they are individuals, they have very different personalities that need to be dealt with appropriately. For example, if one child is pretty thick-skinned and the other is very sensitive, you may discipline them differently. The sensitive one may just need a stern look to keep them in line while the other may need a stern whoopin’.  But these are just discipline differences that can easily be adapted to each child. And it may take some trial and error to figure out what works best for each one.

But the basic principles of parenting all your children can be planned out for your household. When you establish a specific set of values for your family, you are creating a foundation that every parenting decision stems from.

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