January is a great time to reflect on your parenting skills and make new goals/changes for the upcoming year. Think about how your kids respond when you discipline and praise them. How can you motivate and encourage them? How can you connect with them and get to know them better? How often is your phone out while they are trying to play with you? Remember our kids want to feel like they are a priority in our life not a distraction or disruption. Listed below are a few parenting goals we made for our family.
- Be more emotionally present when our kids are talking to us
- Read each night as a family
- Hug more often
- Make more messes
- Clean as a family
- Play more board games
- Spend more one on one time with each child (this is a tricky one!)
- Cook together
There are no perfect parents. We are all human. We make mistakes. Don’t look back and regret things you did or didn’t do for your kids. Use your “oopsy” moments to guide you forward on this parenting journey. We know you can do it!