Freedom: Building Block #4 for Positive Parenting

Freedom: Building Block #4 for Positive Parenting

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Welcome to the Beyond Discipline: 10 Building Blocks for Positive Parenting Series. This is the 4th post in a series of 10 on the Building Blocks for positive parenting. If you missed them here are building blocks #1    #2    #3 Building Block #4 Freedom Children have ideas, wishes, desires, just as much as the next person and allowing them to express themselves is so incredibly vital to their well-being and development. Accepting our children as individuals and giving them the freedom to be themselves, freedom to experiment and learn is so very important. Too often parenting turns into a battle of compliance and power struggles, parents demand, command and expect and children are supposed to simply follow. But children that are given freedom, that feel free to be…
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