If you’re like most of my readers, you’re a caring, hard-working parent. You’re committed to putting in the time and energy that you know is required to raise great kids.
You know the parenting basics – consistency, empathy, and wisdom – and you use them most of the time. You want your kids to grow up to reach their potential and, most importantly, you want to ENJOY your family.
But something keeps getting in the way: There just seems to be too much to do, too little time, and you are sometimes unsure of exactly what to do. Maybe you feel like this reader:
I often feel overwhelmed. I constantly second-guess myself. Am I doing the right thing? All I want is for my daughter to grow up to be a happy, good person, but I don’t know if what I’m doing as a parent is working. Sometimes I use the same parenting strategies that my parents used with me and my brother, but those strategies don’t always work with my daughter.
Does This Sound Like You?
- Do you feel like you’re “just winging it” as a parent?
- Does it seem like your friends find it easier to parent than you?
- Do you sometimes second-guess yourself and wish that you knew what you were doing?
- Do you think it was easier for your parent’s generation to raise kids?
If so, you’re not alone. All of us have felt this way.
I Know How You Feel
I know what it feels like to be overwhelmed with the pressure of being a good parent. It feels like the stakes are too high to fail.
For years, I struggled to be the perfect mom for my kids – because I was scared that if I wasn’t perfect, then my kids would miss out on the awesome futures that they deserve.
As a mom who spent 7 years going back to graduate school in her 30’s to become a child psychologist, I finally faced the reality that I would never be a perfect parent – because perfect parents simply don’t exist.
But I also came to realize that there were smarter ways to parent. The answer is to take the classic parenting strategies that worked for our parents, but give them a modern twist to allow them to be effective for our modern kids.
My Goal In Writing This Blog
Through writing articles on my blog and guest posting on other publications like The Huffington Post, my mission is to give you the information necessary to raise great kids in a modern world.
From providing you with practical and effective parenting tools, to strategies that encourage a close bond between you and your kids, to an intentional path to greater satisfaction and happiness as a parent, my goal is to empower you to be a parent who has the skills and wisdom necessary to create the family of their dreams.
If you’re new to my site (and you likely wouldn’t be on this page if you weren’t), here are some of my most popular posts in each category.
My Most Popular Posts
Modern Parenting Strategies
- How To Make Better Parenting Decisions
- The Top 6 Excuses That Get In The Way of Being A Consistent Parent (And How To Overcome Them!)
- How To Eliminate Back Talk Forever
- Common Problems With Motivation In Kids AND Their Solutions
- The 3 Lessons I Learned About Work/Life Balance During A Recent Work Crisis (And How You Can Avoid My Mistakes!)
- How I conquered Graduate School as a New Single Mom
Happiness & Satisfaction As A Parent
- Are You Going Through A “Happiness Slump” With Your Parenting?
- 5 Steps To Follow To Help Your Family Go From Good To Great
- Find More Fulfillment In Your Parenting By Making These 4 Simple Tweaks To Your Day
- 20 Ways You Can Regain Balance Back Into Your Family Life
- 11-Item Checklist To Confirm That Your Non-Traditional Family Works
- How Modern Families Enjoy The Holidays: 5 Tips For Surviving The Holidays
- Surviving (and Thriving!) the First Year as a Single Parent After Divorce: Six Common Challenges and How to Overcome Them
- 3 Life Lessons This Straight Woman Learned From Divorcing Her Gay Ex-Husband
Kids & Technology
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Yes, you can be a great parent who raises good kids – and you can enjoy yourself at the same time. All it takes is the intention and a mentor to guide you. If you’ll provide the first, I’ll provide the second. Let’s get started.