Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Yet as a society, we assume that new parents will automatically know how to meet their babies’ needs. That makes for hit or miss child rearing. In the worst cases, that can mean neglect and even abuse. We have seen those tragedies play out far too often in New Mexico as we languish at the bottom of rankings in child well-being.
During a small group discussion with parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary, 11-year-old Nick reveals that he's hurt by his parents when they compare him to his three siblings, especially when it comes to schoolwork.
Do you or your spouse take on the role of disciplinarian, or is it a mutual task in your household? Do you think that by sparing the rod you will spoil the child, or is spanking completely off the table? In this episode of He Said/She Said from TheNest.com watch as real couples weigh in on their views about parenting, and find out if they are on the same page as their partner when it comes to raising children.
Being a parent can have some of the most amazing, rewarding experiences, but also some of the hardest. There is no such thing as a “perfect” parent, and there is no instruction manual on how be a parent.