“Whatever you do, just get this right.”
I sat in the glider-rocker in my daughter’s nursery, eight months pregnant with her, pouring over parenting books. You would think with expecting a baby in a few weeks the books would be about breastfeeding and sleep schedules. But no. Instead they were about discipline and training – subjects I wouldn’t need advice on for a few years.
That didn’t matter, though, because the words above rang through my mind. At all cost don’t screw this up.
During my short time as a mom I’ve searched high and low for the perfect formula for raising my daughters. And, boy, do I wish there was one. But as I’m slow to learn, there’s not.
Read my thoughts on how I’ve come to realize there’s no formula for raising kids including the ones I thought were true – “good children equal good parents” and “bad children equal bad parents.”
You can find my article “How to Accept There’s No Formula for Raising Kids” at iBelieve.com.
A great book that helped me is Parenting is More Than a Formula by Jim Newheiser.