There is an abundance of parenting information available but it’s often contradictory, leaving many parents overwhelmed and confused. Parents can find themselves second-guessing the decisions they make – wondering if they are being too harsh, too lenient, too detached, too available… the list goes on.
Good news – there is a simple balance that offers an easy-to-remember parenting posture. It combines warmth and affection, is held in place with gentle leadership, and is delivered calmly knowing that children thrive when the atmosphere is peaceful. I like to call this KFC – kind, firm, calm.
In my opinion, keeping a balance of these three things is the key to parenting. Unlike Colonel Sanders, I’ll happily share my KFC secret recipe.