This week, I recorded a podcast where I talk about the interactions I’ve had with parents who took the time to personally respond to my recent blogs on Stress in Young Children.
I talk about 3 separate conversations I had with parents where they told me how they felt undermined by friends and family who had given them parenting advice.
And in spite of the pressure they felt to follow the advice they were given, each of these parents had the courage to do what they thought was really right for their kids.
In each conversation, the parents expressed how hard it was to be “on our kid’s side” and stick up for what they felt in their heart was the right thing to do for their child.
But in light of the pressure from friends and families to do things in a different way, each of the children had positive outcomes.
Tune in and hear why I think being a parent is the most difficult job in the world.
Please comment below or email me with your ideas and questions.
The book I mention:
Discipline without Damage by Dr. Vanessa Lapointe (website)