Reading a recent post reminds me of something I catch myself doing lately... wishing I could go back and do things different with parenting.
What parenting stratagies do you wish you could have done differently?
a few (yes only a few) of mine are...
I wish I would have not spanked my kids. It doesn't work as well as I was sooo convinced it would back then, and I've found easier, better ways of discipline.
I wish I would have understood breastfeeding better so that I could have nurse my kids longer.
I wish I could go back and tell myself that there is NO WAY to be the perfect parent, and that I would burn myself out if I didn't change my perspective and relax.
I wish I could have told myself to grow a frigging spine and not allow people (relatives) to push me around or undermine me as a parent... took forever to get to the point where they now know to back off.
And I'll be honest, knowing what I know now (not claiming that as much, I'm still really young), I wish younger moms would take the time to listen to older moms advice and really take it to heart. I really wish I would have done that 7 yrs ago.
How about you?
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