Better Parenting in 3 Words

Parenting Goals 2011I love new beginnings. Especially a new year. I always enjoy having something to look forward to, a chance to try something new and an opportunity to start over.

However, I have a terrible track record for fulfilling New Year’s resolutions. I gave up on that concept after failing to whiten my teeth for three straight years. :-(

An idea that I got from Chris Brogan, is to come up with just three words to focus on for the upcoming year. It is not pass or fail. The words you choose can constantly help you to refocus your efforts as a parent.

Your three words can apply to any area of your life, personal, professional or otherwise. I am applying this concept to my efforts to grow into an increasingly awesome parent.

My words for this year are time, patience and teaching.

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