I attended this great parenting workshop at church last night.
Have I mentioned how much I love our new family church it just fits so well!
The workshop had some great and simple concepts that just clicked. In fact just in the past day I’ve seen how they can really change parenting approaches and sometimes make things easier…and yet another lesson in slowing down and enjoying the moments.
As I sat there and listened it was crazy how many parallels there were to my dad’s parenting philosophy (and mom, too). Cardinal rule- thou shall not lie. Letting other things slide but never a lie. Family dinners and the importance. Making the time count- even if you have to be gone for work showing them when you are home you are “present”.
Like I said simple stuff but good to reinforce.
As I picked up mb from the kids group after the workshop she looked a little worried. I asked what was wrong and she immediately said what was the meeting about. One of the girls had told her that our parents were learning how to be stricter and make more rules (that’s what the girl said her mom told her) but I reassured her that it was about how to be better parents and a team with her as she grows up and navigates through life. She was happy to hear that and said “that sounds nice, we make a great team!” Love that girl