Monday, July 2, 2012

Some observations on parenting...

I have just returned from vacation. A much needed vacation, I might add. For the first time in a long time, I took a break from parenting; parent coaching, writing about parenting, speaking about parenting and even parenting my own kids. Of course, I didn’t stop thinking about parenting, but I guess that’s just how I’m wired. The break allowed me some distance and a little perspective as I traveled through Alaska and British Columbia.
I watched other parents – not judging or measuring in any way – just watching. Here are a few of my observations.
  • We talk too much to our kids: We don’t just talk TO them, we talk AT them and we repeat ourselves over and over and over. Perhaps if we’re more succinct, we’ll hold their attention longer.
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