You want to raise confident, responsible children.
You want your children to be successful in their relationships and in their lives.
You want to make sure your children can handle bumps in the road and still come out on top.
And in many ways, you’re already giving your children tools that they need in order to make those things happen.
- when your child makes a mess of the kitchen and refuses to clean up, you completely lose your mind…and your cool.
- when you ask your child to do something and he refuses, you resort to yelling, nagging, bribing, or threatening — even though those things don’t feel good …and they don’t really work.
- when your child has started crying at the drop of a hat… for the 10th time that day!… you want to say, “will you just STOP IT already?”
- you wonder if all of the “mistakes” that you make will permanently damage your child in some way.
Yeah. Me too.
I’m not ashamed to say that I am not a perfect parent.
But I’m proud to say that learning to Parent by Heart has helped me to raise children who are not only responsible and confident, but who are also cooperative and respectful… despite the fact that I mess up. A lot.
How does that happen?
Because Parenting by Heart means using long-term solutions for teaching children to make responsible choices. No more trying to “get it right” in the moment.
It means creating a relationship with your child in which you become both a respected and respectful authority — someone who positively influences your child both in the moment, and over the course of his or her life.
So if you want to feel more confident and less guilty about the way you interact with your kids — even when you are stressed and your children are driving you bonkers — then you are in the right place.
If you want to motivate positive behavior from a place of connection rather than disconnection, then you are in the right place.
And if you are an imperfect parent who wants to enjoy your kids rather than resenting their behavior, then