The sweetest year of parenting isn’t based upon an age of your child. ALL of the ages are wonderful, despite what you might read about the “six/seven year transformation” or the “nine year change” or the “twelve year change”. All of the things that happen during those developmental peaks are necessary in order for our children to grow, mature, learn and be able to handle themselves as adults out in the world. This is not a cause to parent from fear or anger during these stages. Instead, focus on the relationship between you and your child that you want to preserve and protect for adulthood. Find your sweetest year of parenting yet.
Some things that make the sweetest year of parenting for me is when I
be together without an agenda
have unrushed and unhurried time
take the time to guide my with my calm presence
have fun and laugh
snuggle and hug each other
take the long view
enjoy the moment
What makes the sweetest times of parenting for you?
Many blessings on today,
OH, I needed this today, thank you!
I am going to print out this post and staple it to my forehead! I really needed this reminder today. Thank you!
You made me laugh! Me too – I needed to remember this by the end of the day!
Lots of love,
Lovely post Carrie.
A slow, quiet bed-time where my little girl shares with me what’s on her mind, and where I can share my thoughts with her in the form of stories – is the sweetest time for me.