Practical Parenting: I is for


Inspect rather than expect” – this saying was shared with me today  – how many times we “expect “ our children to follow through on something (for example; packing their school bag for the next day, completing all their homework every day or tidying up their toys).

Children learn through example. We need to show our children through our actions that we are serious about what we expect, by “inspecting” – checking in with our children that bags are packed before bed time, we have signed the homework diary because we have seen the maths completed in the workbook and we acknowledge our child for having tidied up their toys or puzzles before bathtime. When we hold our children accountable for their actions, the more responsible they become. These are early life lessons of leadership we are training our children in, so that when we “expect” them to step-up in later life, they have the skills to do so!

About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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