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Four Ways to Avoid Accidental Parenting

By Janis B Meredith, RC Families , 05/14/19, 12:00PM CDT

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We will strive to always be honest with each other, even when it’s hard.

Accidents are what happen when people drive cars, ski down the slopes and cut up vegetables with sharp knives. But accidents do not have to characterize the way you parent. Accidental parenting means you fly by the seat of your pants, winging it day after day, month after month, and year after year.

Accidental parenting means you do not look ahead, plan ahead, or prepare. It means you constantly REACT, instead of RESPOND to your kids. In sports terms, it means you are constantly playing defense because you can’t seem to move forward enough to get on offense. The bottom line is this: accidental parenting means you are letting life push you around.