In the last couple of weeks I have had some time to reflect on things. It has struck me how much of my parenting is based on my parents parenting style. There are many times when I think,”That is how my mom would do it.” It feels easy and natural. I think that my parents were very good parents even if they didn’t have a BMW. But I wonder what would happen if your parents were not such great parents or you had an unhappy childhood. Would your actions reflect that?
Unfortunately I think it would. Because one who came from a not so good parenting home would need to figure out what they would need to do. In fact they may not even realize that their parenting style was not so great. What could change that?