Parenting values are what a parent believes are fundamental in raising their children. The conversation around this can be as formal or informal as you like, it’s the dialogue and conversation you have that is the important part. I like to think of it as a seed you sew. Sometimes it needs water, sometimes attention and we all have different ways of helping the seed reach its full potential. Sharing our techniques can help all of us. We then reap the rewards with beautiful flowers! These parenting values can be a great anchor to have, and when times are tough you can revisit them. They can be fluid but the key is not to make assumptions at 3am of what your partner is thinking or believes in!
Over the last few weeks, I have been asked by many families about the use of dummies. Like everything there is a place for a dummy and today I am going to discuss this more. There are always strong opinions when it comes to any topic in the parenting arena and people become experts after there one lived experience! The bottom line is, you are the expert of your child and if it works for you that is great.