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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

what type of parent do you want to be?

Jared and I talk all the time in the car, on walks, late at night before bed, about what we want for our son. We both bring up random situations - say our son steals something, what will we do? Say our son gets in trouble at school, how will we handle it? It's good to talk about these things now, before the moment is upon us. It lends to designing the blueprint for what type of parent you want to be.

Have you thought about this yet? I know you're probably just trying to survive pregnancy at this point, but it's never too soon to begin considering what type of values you want to instill in your child's life, how you want to act as a parent.

From the book, The Balanced Mom - Raising your kids without losing your self by Bria Simpson, she gives a few questions for you to consider when determining what type of parent you want to be.
*What qualities do you most respect in yourself and in others?
*What are some of your fondest memories as a child and what values do they reflect?
*What do you really want your children to remember about their childhoods?
*How do you want your children to remember you?

I encourage you to talk about it with your husbands. Parenting is a big deal. No, you can't plan it all out, but you can have an idea of the destination.

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