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👩‍👦"#1 Thing To Learn For Kids To Respect You!"

(4 Minute Read) This New Years Resolution Fixes Families!

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New year, new me, as they like to say! 🥳 First, I want to extend a warm welcome to all the new subscribers and express my gratitude for joining us this year. Next, I'd like to thank all our subscribers who have been with us since last year. I truly appreciate your support and for spreading the word to your friends and family about us.

So my New Year's resolution is kinda easy… it's to make the best newsletter content for you and grow it 😎. However, concerning gentle parenting, my aim is to be a consistent example of what GentleParents should embody. Whether it's a child or an adult observing me, I strive to model the best behaviors. Especially because I'm a big believer in treating others how your inner child wants to be treated.

We all have New Year's resolutions. Shout out to all the people dedicated to improving their physical health by hitting the gym. Sadly, I won't join you this year... I like cheesecake and sleeping in too much! 😅 However, have you considered making a resolution for a parenting style change, not just a physical one?

Today, we'll discuss the #1 thing to add to your New Year’s resolution list to earn your kids' respect. But before we delve into this conversation, take a moment to show some love to our beloved sponsor with a quick ad.

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Here’s a hint for the resolution fix 🤫: It's the same resolution I mentioned earlier. Yes, I invite you to join me in treating others as your inner child wants to be treated, especially when it comes to your children. While many people strive for significant self-improvement, I challenge you to do this for your kids, setting an example for everyone around you.

In many articles, the definitions of gentle parenting start with empathy and respect. Let’s center our attention on respect. I frequently hear the question: 'How do I earn respect from my child?' But you already possess the experience to guide you toward an answer. Simply consider: How would my inner child want to be treated?

I emphasize 'your inner child' instead of 'yourself' because life can hit us hard sometimes. Causing us to build a tough shell and say, 'Oh, I want someone to show me tough love' or 'I'm okay with someone yelling at me.' But beneath that hard shell of yours, you still protect your inner child.

Imagine a world where, when you were younger, people didn’t belittle you just because you were a child. Think about when you made a mistake. Even though you were in the wrong, did you want someone to hear you out first, or did you simply want someone to label you as dumb or stupid, making you feel like a nuisance?  However, before I reveal the solution to put an end to this generational trauma…

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This is Parenting

By: Leslie Hannans

This is Parenting: Demystifying parenthood is a fresh, new take on an old tradition, Parenting! For centuries, parents have engaged in a long tradition of parenting, based on how we learned. But, have we questioned our parenting techniques? Have we thought critically about what our actions can do to harm our children? This is exactly what This Is Parenting explores. We will dive into behavior modification, origins of modern parenting, skill acquisition, and more!

So now you have the opportunity to listen to and understand your child first, or you can perpetuate generational trauma by continuing to belittle your child, just as your elders did to you.

This one New Year's resolution will kickstart your journey to becoming a better gentle parent this year. Treating your child as you wished to be treated when you were younger is key. For example, the next time your kid isn’t listening, consider your inner child and how you would have wanted to be treated. Often, when I don’t listen, it’s because I feel unheard myself, so why should I listen to anyone?

Whenever we deviate from socially accepted norms, there's typically a deeper underlying reason. We yearn for others to understand the root cause, the trauma triggering our coping mechanisms. Often, we're told to stop making excuses, yet if only they listened and showed empathy first, everything could change. Instead, they push us away, and we revert to our cycle.

I encourage you to make your New Year's resolution about treating others as you would your inner child. Practice listening first, showing kindness, and avoiding quick anger or punishment through yelling or spanking. Instead, take a moment to pause and understand if there might be a deeper issue your child hasn’t found words to express yet.

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