Bringing up children can be challenging. We want our kids to be responsible, hardworking and understand right from wrong. We don’t want them to make the same mistakes we did, but we also don’t want them to feel like their parents are controlling or annoyed by their every move. And in today’s fragmented world, we also want to nurture a resilient individual able to weather the challenges that stress and disruption bring.
As a parent, all of this can be a lot to balance, but there is good news, none of it is new, nor is your child unique in his/her behaviour. “We all struggle with the same things: children testing limits, parents setting limits and following through, parents rescuing their children, children having tantrums and power struggles, and parents struggling to find the balance of disciplining while maintaining a respectful relationship with their children,” shares Kim DeMarchi a certified parent educator, family coach and speaker.
A practitioner of positive discipline, and empowered parenting, Kim has worked with countless families for the past three decades. In a recent Instagram live session with Love Bonito’s Rachel Lim, she outlined her four pillars for raising respectful, responsible and resilient children.
- Parenting With An End in Mind
- Connection Before Correction
- The Four Types of Choices To Reduce Conflict & Power Struggles
- Modeling For Our Children
As a precursor to her upcoming Parenting with Positive Discipline Singapore 2022 two-day course on 11 & 12 August (9am-1pm), 13 & 14 August (1-6pm), we asked Kim to share some actionable tips on how to parent more mindfully, and with an end in mind.