I originally started this series on my Inner Circle membership for the Parenting Toolbox a couple months ago. The short story is that I didn’t finish it. It also didn’t get as many eyeballs as I would have liked so I decided to put it out here, on the main blog page, to get a better conversation going. It might also get me to be more accountable about writing more. 

I call this series, the “Dream Parenting” because we all want to be the kind of parent we dreamed of but usually fall short of… I hope these thoughts help you and your family. Share your thoughts by leaving a comment here or on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/parentingtoolbox

Dream Parenting: Taking Inventory

What is your biggest strength as a parent? What is your biggest weakness? This isn’t a time for denial to rear it’s ugly defenses. Be honest. What is your best plus or minus when it comes to parenting? Perhaps you don’t like your child. If that is it, admit it. Perhaps you are a horrible cook. Time for the truth because the truth, as they say, will set you free. Be honest about your strengths too. Don’t minimize them…blow them up. You will need this strength to get you through the days ahead. What do you love more than anything else about what you do as a parent? Love crafts, snuggle time, early mornings, weekend walks, trips to the park, reading stories together. Let’s build on those strengths and “do more of them”. This will make your journey to becoming the parent you “dreamed” you would be more of a reality.

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