Parenting Toolbox

Parenting is the toughest but most rewarding job we have.  You don't have to read a manual or pass a test to gain the right to have a child, but your child certainly expects you to know the right things to say and do when it comes to making decisions for and about him throughout his life.  Often parents believe that they should just know by instinct how to handle every challenge they are faced with when it comes to their own child. This is not the truth.  If we get caught up believing this, we will often feel frustrated and alone in our parenting journey.  Good parenting requires ample study.  This doesn't mean you should expect to pick up a book at your local bookstore and flip through the pages to uncover all of the do's and don'ts of parenting.  What it does mean is that parents must take the time to carefully study their own children by spending time with them and to carefully study their own behaviors and attitudes when it comes to dealing with their children in both the good times and bad.  I hope you will find the resources provided helpful.  Every suggestion doesn't work for every child, however, I am providing you with a good "jumping off" point to do your own careful study in your own household.