My darling daughter sent me an article about parenting. She encouraged me to write a similar one. I read it and loved it. The author is a writer by profession and clearly has a gift. I wish I could write so well. The author admits that she is not a parenting expert but I was struck with how she zeroed in on some gems of wisdom, most importantly, the idea of parenting now for the adult you want in the future. She hinted at some strategies to accomplish that goal. For instance, loving our children but not to the point that you make excuses for bad behavior eluding to the benefit of letting children fail so they become more responsible. Another variable in parenting is the natural instinct to see our children as extensions of ourselves. This is a deep, deep issue and recognizing that tendency in ourselves is huge.
In my book, “Strengthen Your Parenting Muscle,” I go into much more detail and provide many strategies to support families. It is available on Amazon and is both worthwhile as well as a quick read.