Parenting article [ABC News]

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Parenting Article [Perth, WA research]

Summary:
– love, time & good boundaries (routine & boundaries make kids feel safe) are what children need
– it is important for kids to know there are consequences for behaviour
– many parents are overly anxious about getting it (parenting) right
– aka the good mother syndrome & the good father syndrome
– article discusses living up to expectations
– many parents feel judged & insecure about their parenting
– social media is full of parenting advice
– she advocates “calm down parenting” where parents accept they are not perfect & are doing e best they can
– parents make mistakes & kids will be ok
– age, wealth & relationship status do not matter
– older mothers, teenage mothers and parents in same sex relationships feel intensely judged by society
– researcher advocates shutting down judgment (if on social media, or from others such as judgmental parenting groups)

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-03/what-makes-a-good-parent/7993164

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