The 7 Elements of Practical Parenting

And how they’ll save your relationship with your kids.

Katie E. Lawrence
A Parent Is Born

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If you’ve ever found yourself not sure what to do with your child, feeling unfit as a parent, and feeling unqualified to guide a small human through life — then this is the place for you.

While I haven’t had the privilege or stress of being a parent to a child yet, I spend a lot of time with children in various situations, and have been in plenty of situations as a nanny, as a childcare professional, an educator, and as an older sibling or cousin not having any idea what to do.

I also study parenting, families, and how everyone in a family unit works together for the good of everyone.

“The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.” — Cardinal Mermillod

After much personal and academic research into parenting and how to do it best, I’ve centered on these seven elements of what I call “practical parenting”.

It’s a type of parenting philosophy that involves specific habits, or practices, that can be employed by parents and the family on a daily and weekly basis.

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Katie E. Lawrence
A Parent Is Born

Soon to be B.S. in Human Development & Family Science. I write about life, love, stories, psychology, family, technology, and how to do life better together.