Do you have a parenting philosophy?
As for me, my parenting philosophy — if that’s what you want to call it — is in a constant state of change. I try something, see that it doesn’t work and come up with something new. Mostly I try to stay out of the way and let Simone and Nadia develop and become the people they are supposed to become. I attempt to let Simone and Nadia grow, allow them to make mistakes, encourage them, teach them discipline, keep them safe and a whole host of other things.
The truth is, I’ve been relying on what my parents did. I find myself saying phrases I used to hear all the time. You know, the things I said I would never say.
A few examples: “I am only going to say this once.”
“Don’t make me come back there.”
“Are you listening to me?”
So, what do you say? What’s your parenting philosophy?