30 Days to Positive Parenting (sort of) week 3

Here we are, more than half way through our 30 Days to Positive Parenting (sort of).  Don’t know what I mean by “sort of”?  You’ve got to read this so that you are not disappointed with this “program”.

30 Days to Positive Parenting Week 3 Jennifer Andersen OurMuddyBoots.com
30 Days to Positive Parenting Week 3 Jennifer Andersen OurMuddyBoots.com

Hopefully by  now you see that there is no ten step program to becoming a positive parent.  Hopefully by now you realize that this will be a long process that requires loads of commitment from you, and the courage to admit the worst parts of yourself.  Who else would motivate us to do this but our children?

Onward- week 3!

We have touched on vulnerability in parenting before, and many of you have heard of Brene Brown.  Whether you have or have not, and have watched her Tedx talks or not, you must watch these videos this week.  They are long, and I recommend watching one each day so that they can sink in.  I cannot tell you how these videos will impact you and your parenting- nobody can. No immediate answers will come from watching these, rather, the concepts will pop up when you are not expecting them- take time to acknowledge this when it happens.

Now for some practical stuff:

5 Ways I Have Stopped Bullying My Kids:

Last week, we identified some ways that we might be unintentionally bullying our kids.  Here are 5 Ways I have stopped bullying my kids.  Click here to read them.

Our Get Along Shirt:

I share this next post because there are excellent practical suggestions included, but also because it remind us to challenge societally accepted parenting practices.  Just because we see people praising something all over Facebook does not mean it is good!  Click here to read a post from Dr. Laura Markham at Aha! Parenting about the in/famous “Our Get Along Shirt”.

30 Days to Positive Parenting (sort of) OurMuddyBoots.com
30 Days to Positive Parenting (sort of) OurMuddyBoots.com

Alone to Confident:  Parenting Outside of the Mainstream

For our final piece this week, I hope to leave you with inspiration.  As we move away from everything we have ever known it can be lonely (and scary).  The more we know though the better it gets.  Click here to read Alone to Confident:  Parenting Outside of the Mainstream.

How is 30 Days to Positive Parenting going for you?  Have you gained any insight at this point?  What is useful?  What is not?