From "Good Parents Bad Parenting" -
Chapter 2 - Establishing The Rules
by Lisa Dunning, MA, MFT
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can a parenting book help build the self esteem
of a child
without first building the self esteem of the
- Lisa Dunning, MA, MFT
Yourself To Make Mistakes
found in books, articles, and by the
media may cause parents to experience
some guilt, doubt, frustration, or
anxiety that their disciplinary approach
is not right for their child."
(Campbell 205) The purpose of this book
is not to point out your inadequacies or
tell you to follow this book to become
the perfect parent(s). After years of
education and experience as a therapist
and parent I never stop learning how to
be a better parent. Reaching a state of
perfection would mean I wouldn't need to
learn. I learn a new perspective about
parenting from my clients, my husband,
friends, a good parenting book or from
my own family every day.
Learn From Our Mistakes
about the first time you road a bike.
I'm sure you didn't just jump on the
bike and start riding. You probably fell
more than a few times. You felt
frustration, anger, hostility, blame,
etc. But through falling you also
learned determination and eventually the
joy of accomplishment when you finally
road your bike without falling.
and anyone who shares the responsibility
of raising your child will make
mistakes. Hopefully, through your
mistakes, you and your partner will
learn a great deal about yourself, each
other and your child. Learn from your
mistakes and try not to repeat them. If
you allow a pattern of making the same
mistake over and over, then you are not
Not Punish Yourself
will undoubtedly learn new skills. You
will look back at situations where you
could have used these skills to make
better choices with your child. Don't
punish yourself by saying, "Oh, I
didn't do it that way." or
"Look at all the bad things I have
done. I ruined my kid for life!"
Depending when you acquired this book,
keep in mind it may not have existed
when you were making every attempt to
raise your child the best you knew how.
Assuming it existed and assuming you
knew of its existence but chose not to
read it, well you made a mistake. You
are allowed to make mistakes, . . .
remember. Get over it, forgive yourself
and learn how you can be a better parent
so you don't repeat the mistakes you may
have made in the past.
have helped thousands of families over the years
I am confident my parenting book will help
- Lisa Dunning, MA, MFT
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