Practice What you Preach Parenting

We speak easily of how we do and do not want our children to act, but do we mean it?  Maybe we need practice what you preach parenting!

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If you do not want your child to be a bully, do not bully her.

If you do not want your child to lack self confidence, do not speak of others negatively.

If you do not want your child to struggle with body image, do not struggle with yours.

If you do not want your child to struggle with sleep, do not give him negative sleep associations.

If you do not want your child to yell, do not yell at her.

If you do not want your child to hit, do not hit him.

If you do not want your child to rebel, do not control her.

practice what you preach

If you want your child to respect her body, then you must respect hers.

If you want your child to love unconditionally, show him unconditional love.

If you want your child to sit at the dinner table with you, sit when she wants to sit.

If you want your child to be kind to others, be kind to him.

If you want your child to listen to you, listen to her.

If you want your child to respect you, respect him.

If you want your child to want to be with you, want to be with her.

If you want your child to love other people, love him.

If you want your child to accept other people for who they are, accept her for who she is.

If you want your child to understand gratitude, practice gratitude.

If you want your child to accept accountability for her choices, be accountable for yours.

If you want your child be comfortable trying new things, support him when he fails.

If you want your child to live peacefully, confidently, and happily in the world, make her world peaceful, confident, and happy.

If you want the world to be a better place, make your child’s world a better place.

If we are serious about wanting our children to be confident, kind, well adjusted members of society, we must practice what we preach.

 

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Comments

  1. This is a wonderful list of reminders! I’ll be bookmarking this to come back to time and time again.

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