My children are having a childhood very different to mine. They are loved, cherished, supported, encouraged, protected and I try really hard to make sure all their areas of development are focussed on- including their emotional needs and teaching them emotional intelligence.
Today, my 7 year old was awarded an Outstanding Student award! 😀
Which definitely shows you can parent and help a child grow and be a ‘respectful, caring, resilient, polite, enthusiastic child, who strives to always do his best and exemplifies school values’ – without the need to hit or hurt them. I don’t hit my children and I don’t use punishment based parenting. I respect my children.
You can help a child grow to their fullest potential through modelling empathy, honesty, love, respect and gentleness.
I am really proud of my son – for all the effort and amazing qualities he has.
My husband remarked – all the virtues he was awarded for – come from the parenting I give to my children, due to my empathy and understanding of what is needed – to raise a well balanced, well behaved, respectful child. Continue reading