Much of my parenting style, from the very start, has been trial and error. I never read any formal parenting books or took any classes, I mostly just sat down with my husband and discussed the kind of person we hoped to raise and sort of went from there. We want Eli to be all the things most parents hope for — polite, well adjusted, adventurous, creative. And of course, happy. Finding a way to balance all of that has already proven to be tough at 15 months and we know it will only continue to get more difficult as we pass through the next few years and the challenges they bring. We are far from perfect parents and we have already made and will continue to make our fair share of mistakes, but we’re trying our best to raise a good kid.
Along our way, we’ve started to work on some habits to help guide Eli as he grows. Some of our new habits are his and some are ours, but all of them are ones that we’re really happy to have instituted early. For everyone’s sake.
What habits did you start early with your kids?