Home is Where the Baby Grows

Baby lying down on fabric with cotton balls forming a roof on fabric above baby's head.

Parenting is hard! We all know that. However, when we parent with love and patience, our children will grow to become independent, caring, and responsible adults. 

Our parenting style has a lot to do with how our kids and homes feel. I really believe in positive parenting. In parenting with love.

I want to lift my kids up!

To help guide them through difficult times.

What I want most is for my kids to feel loved and safe!

I want them to know I love them more than anything and will always be there for them when they need me. 

Even in the hard times or if they make a big mistake. I want them to know they can trust me and confide in me. 

I know I can do this by showing them I love them and by a positive parenting style. 

I believe in being loving, forgiving, understanding, and patient. In lifting them up and praising them for things they did well and by helping them when they make mistakes. To help them make better decisions.

We want our home to be a safe space for our kids. This is the environment our kids are in all the time. This is where they are growing and learning. Where they first learn to roll over, to crawl, say mama and dada. This is where they take their first steps, where they dress up like princesses and knights, and come home to after a long day of school.

They are growing up so much and so fast!

 We want our home to be the house all our kid’s friends want to be at also because they can feel love and happiness at our house.  

And feel that we care!

We want it to be a peaceful, safe space!

We can have a peaceful home that will allow children to grow and learn in a loving environment!

Don’t we all want that for our kids?

Now, I am not a perfect parent. I’m not always as patient as I should be. The house is not always perfectly clean. Plus, who can keep a house perfectly clean with 4 young kids running around it all day?

Sometimes I am exhausted from not going to bed when I should have, which makes it easier to be more irritable, even though it is no one’s fault but my own.

However, I love my kids fiercely!

When I make a mistake, become irritable when I shouldn’t be, I apologize to them. I hug them and tell them how much I love them.

We, as parents, need to be there for our kids when they make mistakes. We need to help them reason and learn to make better choices.

They are children still learning and growing and needing guidance.

Remember that no parent is perfect. We are all doing our best and learning and growing.

The fact that you care makes you a good parent!

Remember also that no child is the same. We are all different and need different things. What works for one child might not work for another. However, all children need love and a safe place with parents who care.

As parents, we just keep doing our best and applying new things we learn to our parenting ideals/beliefs to help keep our families happy, healthy, and safe

Look around on my blog for more parenting tips to help children grow in a safe and loving environment and please subscribe.

After all, home is where the baby grows.

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