Parenting. Even though we’ve been doing it for millennia, it’s still a work in progress. Despite generations of passed-down knowledge and experience, it seems like it always comes down to a situation where it’s after bedtime, you’re sleep-deprived and running on leftover mac and cheese, and you will do just about anything to get your kid into the bath. This is how any well-meaning parent can fall into certain parenting “traps.” Without some kind of course correction, these can become patterns that are harder and harder to break.
But, armed with some good information going in, a parent will be less likely to be tempted by the initial allure of the trap, and more likely to recognize it as it’s happening. Read on for some of the most common parenting traps and tips for avoiding them.
Read on at childmind.org here