As mentioned in my post on Friday, I got this from @realmattdaddy on Twitter who posted these straight from the Dad of Divas website http://www.dadofdivas.com. I love this site! I am a sucker for amazing daddies and the guys on here have such a loving and fantastic view on so many things. You should really check them out!
So for 30 weekdays I will be posting their one piece of advice on how to become a better parent. Please note, I am only providing the link, and some of my own thoughts and questions. So I really hope you can take the time to check out their page before commenting on ours! Man they are great! I just had to share them with our followers! I am really looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Day 1 of Becoming A Better Parent
I’d like to compare this to my 5th Myth of Fatherhood. (Check link below) Do you fear of becoming your mother or father? Or do you hope to? Did people call you maternalistic growing up? What kind of parent do you want to be or how would you describe your “inner parent”?
Dad of Divas asks three 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
So here are my answers:
(1) I think my mom moulded me in a lot of ways but not just because she was an amazing, supportive mother, but because she molded my personality and who I am, and I really feel that I have always been maternalistic and loved children and that plays a huge role in the kind of parent I am.
(2) No one knows what is right or wrong. Every child is different, and all parenting methods are different based on each childs needs. You go with your gut instinct and just make your goal to keep your child(ren) safe, always. And with that comes love. Learning Self-Love.com says “Our real parents aren’t always the best voice to carry around with us” I love this. “I’ve come to believe that my inner parent is really just the voice of my Higher Self, my divine nature. She is the mother I always wished I had and the mother I strive to be.” Check out the link below to read the authors story. Its very enlightening and interesting.
(3) I think we all need to remember that you’re never going to be perfect. Parenting isn’t easy and it is truly an experiment – a test of trial and error! Just do your best! You will make a few mistakes here and there. As will your children!
So what is my “inner parent”? I’d say laid back, easy going, trial and error, hands on, loving, flexible. You?
Now you try… post on here and answer to one or all of the above questions!Day 1: Find Your Inner Parent Lady in Your Head 5th Myth of Fatherhood