I have been on a parenting book kick lately. It may or may not have something to do with the tantrums a certain person is having lately. But I also find them interesting in general.
So far I have read Bringing up Bebe and Happiest Toddler on the Block. I have Love and Logic in the waiting and currently working on French Kids Eat Everything.
Happiest Toddler had some good tidbits that I will try to use, but overall it wasn't my style.
Bringing up Bebe actually hit many points that I agree with, which led me to want to read French Kids Eat Everything.
No matter what books I read, I don't think I could ever be all about one single parenting philosophy, because who does that? I like to pick and choose what suits me best and what I already think about parenting but just don't know how to put it into words/actions.
Why I like some of the French parenting rules:
- your kid eats what you eat, I don't make separate meals for Leland and don't plan to start anytime soon, they also limit snacking so kids will eat their meals ( we are currently working on this)
- you have strict boundaries, but within those boundaries kids can do as they please
- you let kids play and don't follow them around constantly
:side note: I let Leland play my himself all the time or go off at the playground as he pleases. I keep an eye on him but I don't shadow him by any means. For some reason this isn't how a lot of other parents act, so then I feel self conscious or that they are judging me when I don't keep him on a leash.
- you teach your kid patience at a young age
- everyone enjoys their dinner and it isn't rushed
I am hoping to at least more aware of what I do/say to Leland so I can be consistent in how I parent.
What is your parenting style? (if you have one)