While reading a Parenting Patch Momma post, Updating My Parenting Philosophies it made me look into my own parenting principles. I realized that like Heather, my views on how to raise my kids have pretty much remained the same. Here are a few of them (if you’d care to check them out):
1. Live in simplicity. I have always believed that simplicity is a great way to put more meaning into our living. I raise my kids with frugality and practicality and make sure that we keep focused on people and not on material things. This also means saying no to a lot of requests!
2. Be present. I have vowed to always live mindfully–to be in every moment as it happens. I don’t want to wake up one day and realize that I have just been living on autopilot. I want to really experience the joy of raising wonderful kids!
3. Accentuate the positive. I want my kids to grow up and be happy and confident! That is why I see to it that I praise them for every job well done. I do not want my children to remember me, when they are older, as a mother who gave them complaints, orders, criticisms, warnings, and discouraging words!
How about you? What are your parenting philosophies?