As a behavior specialist, I am keenly aware of how difficult it is to practice at home what I preach at work.
At work it’s all about positive behavior interventions, proactive coaching, growth mindset, and staying calm in the face of crisis. I get home and some days, I am a model parent. And on others, it all flies out the window.
I know I’m not alone in this. We all have strengths and weaknesses, and embracing a positive parenting philosophy is often easier said than done.
But isn’t this where self-reflection and grace come in?
Our ability to self-reflect on the areas of positive parenting that could benefit from improvement is the first step towards growth.