Parenting – Habits

April 27, 2014

I spent my early years as a parent worried about introducing my daughter to bad habits. If she was sick and wanted to sleep with us, would she want that every night?

Most parenting books will say DON’T DO IT and they may well be right for most children. I just want to let you know that letting my daughter into our bed, or letting her have an extra bottle at bed time if she was teething or letting her sleep later the odd morning never did turn into habits. This is probably down to her personality, which is exactly my point. Take parenting advice if you think it suits you and your child and if ignore the advice if it doesn’t.

Sometimes we need to let go of the fear of what might happen and give what’s needed in the moment. This may just be enough to nuture the child so that they feel secure enough to go back to their old routines once the moment of need passes.

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