Saturday, May 8, 2021

Helping parents shift their mindsets as their children grow and develop

When working with parents, I often see the struggles that many parents have when transitioning their mindsets, as their children grow and develop.

1. We start off primarily as a “protector” in the first few years of life.

2. Then a “trainer/teacher” during their early childhood with a more “authoritarian” approach perhaps.

3. Then more of a “coach” during the teenage years.

4. Then a “life consultant” as needed in their adult life.

Having said that, I think there’s a lot of overlap.

It’s tough being a parent, because when we feel experienced and confident with one mindset, we then have to shift again. It can lead to a lot of adjustment issues for both parents and child.

I am sure those who are parents will agree, children do grow very very quickly. 

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