So many angles to consider as a parent. One interesting aspect is this, don’t lose yourself when you are a parent.
Be True to Yourself as a Parent
As a parent, we often become a different person. Instead of being in “your” main story, you will find yourself now in the “parent” story. Often when in the parent story, we channel other people’s stories. It’s all too easy to become your mother, father or another unexpected authority figure. Many people do act differently around their children. Even stranger is that the average person won’t even notice they change who they become around their child.
The answer is to pause. Pause a lot when working with children. Allow yourself to take a moment to step out of being in autopilot and ask yourself if what you are saying or doing a true reflection of who you are, or what you want to teach the child.