What words would you use to describe your relationship to parenting? Is it… a privilege, a responsibility, hard work, a drag, being crazy in a sea of chaos, overwhelming…?
I would like to suggest that you have the privilege to affect the future by parenting well. You have the opportunity to offer leadership to your household. Yes, sometimes it is chaotic, overwhelming, sad and frustrating – but then other times, it is rewarding, joyous, funny, and very fulfilling. Parenting is a role which offers so many emotions at one time and many of these emotions are conflicting.
What if you set up your role differently so you could endure the hardship to get to the end goals that you are desiring? This is what we would do if we were face to face, I would want to work on your unique mission in parenting. What type of family would you like to have? Let’s make it realistic. Write down a list of adjectives you would like to see in your children’s lives when they leave your household. Now make a list of three or four things you must see in your children in order to feel some sense of accomplishment fifteen years from now.
Develop your Family Mission Statement
This is your mission. This is where you start by working on how to lead in these directions. Here is a sample of what your mission could start with:
We, the _________________ family, are a family that:
so that (think 15 years from now) __________________________.
If you have completed this exercise then you have finished writing your mission statement! Congratulations!
You say. “You don’t know my parenting partner!” How do you and your parenting partner work together to develop children with a cohesive message? This is how you implement your goals.
If you need assistance in making your dream a reality. Feel free to call our office and schedule an appointment or two so we can help get you on the pathway from overwhelming to overcoming and parenting well!