Being at home with your children and other family members during this time, it's easy to forget amongst the shouting, tantrums and accusations that 'you can't stop me from doing what I want' that you are actually a great parent.
So, it's time to get yourself a cuppa, find a quiet place, lock the door and give yourself a good talking to in order to remind yourself that you are a great parent.
I am confident that I am a great parent. I put my children first and ensure that their needs are met. Being a great parent is important to me. I take this responsibility seriously and do my best to grow my parenting skills.
I am a great parent
I understand my children and what they require in order to flourish. I know that every child is an individual with individual needs.
I pride myself on being a good communicator. I speak regularly with my children in a meaningful way. I know what is going on in my children’s lives. I know their hopes and fears.
My children know they can speak to me about anything. We have an open and loving relationship.
I avoid embarrassing my children. I am a parent that my children can be proud to have by their side. I am pleasant and polite to my children’s friends.
I teach my children what they need to know in order to be successful. I set appropriate boundaries and have reasonable expectations for their behavior. My children are well-behaved.
Today, parenting is my top priority. I am spending time with my children and enjoying myself. I plan on laughing and loving during my time with my children. I am doing everything in my power to be a great parent.
What did my parents do well? What did my parents do poorly? What can I learn from my parents?
What can I do right now to enhance my relationship with my children?
What do I need to stop doing as a parent? What are my parenting flaws and mistakes?