My wife and I are constantly talking about parenting and what we can do better as parents to our son. Ultimately, we want our children to grow up as responsible adults that have impeccable character. This is a challenge for me, as some of the best parenting happens as our children observe us as adults.
- Not letting him ‘beg’ for food (he will often want what the ‘adults’ are eating rather than his own food)
- Helping him know that there are times to be quiet and times to be loud (this is especially hard for a 13-month old right now)
- Making sure that he’s gentle when he needs to be (when touching babies, pets, etc.)
- Saying ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ when people arrive or leave