As we start 2016, I want to share the Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto by Brene’ Brown with you. It empowers and reminds me to how I want to parent.
This manifesto urges us to be vulnerable, open, and present. It challenges us to teach our children through our actions (both the accomplishments and mistakes). Most of all, we can make sure our children truly feel seen and heard as we learn together.
We are so committed to be the best parents possible and this can lead us to put an incredible amount of pressure on ourselves to be perfect and follow all the “expert” advice. We may also feel that we are the only ones who struggle.
Here’s to a year to try our best, be supportive of each other, be vulnerable, have fun with our children, be honest, and ask for help when we need it.
This is the beginning of a series of newsletters written to help families navigate common challenges. I will write from the perspective of a parent and teacher. I hope many of these newsletters will help you in your everyday journey as a parent.
Click here to read the Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto to see if it resonates with you. It has a permanent home on my refrigerator and you may want to do the same.
Until next time,