Practice These 7 Superchargers To Take Your Parenting To The Next Level

These seven strategies are the keys to unlocking success in everything from sleep training to potty training to behavior issues and socialization.

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I spend 50 hours a week with toddlers, more waking hours than their parents. I am a co-parent, more than a babysitter, and I take my role very seriously.

Behaviour is just a series of habits practiced over time. The internet is filled with articles on why they are essential. We accept that good habits make us stronger and better, but somehow we still end up parenting by the seat of our pants.

Here are seven things that you can do to up your parenting game.

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1. Discipline, whether you feel like it or not.

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2. Communicate lessons in ways that make sense.

You can’t go back to a toddler 2 hours later and discuss something if you haven’t disciplined for it in the moment. They won’t connect that it was something they shouldn’t have done, you have to create the frame of reference first, so you have something to go back to.

3. Appreciate different perspectives.

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4. Always be learning.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you see someone who looks like they’ve sorted something that has you stumped.

5. Become an observer.

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True story:

6. Have routines.

Toddlers need calm and consistency to be able to understand how the world around them works and how they fit into it.

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7. Always keep the big picture in mind.

Take the ups with the downs, and don’t get too upset about the things that don’t matter. Know that if your children seem happy and well adjusted, then they are happy and well adjusted.

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Nobody has more love for their child than you have for yours, but some may have better skills. Fortunately, these can be learned. Practice these seven superchargers to become more skilled and take your parenting to the next level.

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Writer, musician, toddler wrangler. Author: “How To Be Wise AF”, a 30-day prompted journal-find out more on Amazon. Contact me at e.king.cooks@gmail.com

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