Most parents say their children are their highest priority and that parenting is among the most important things they do.
Yet they often approach parenting in a reactionary and defensive way.
In fact, during our 30 years of writing and speaking to parents and families all over the world, three of the most prominent parenting models, be they intentional or unintentional, are:
- The “all I can do is keep them fed, sheltered and clothed” model. Many parents are so burdened and busy that all they can do is try to meet the physical needs of their kids.