Are you a 'positive parent'?

A psychotherapist who is often quoted for articles and is a guest expert on family issues for radio and TV shows has laid out "The top 10 questions to ask yourself" to see if you are a "positive parent" already, or need some work.
Feb 5, 2013

Diane Lang is the author of two books, "Baby Steps: The Path from Motherhood to Career" and "Creating Balance and Finding Happiness."

Her first question she says parents should ask themselves is, "What type of parent are you currently?"

"Rate yourself," Lang wrote. "If you could score yourself on a 1-10 basis, 1 being the worst and 10 being the best, where would you put yourself and why?

"After having over 50 parents answer this question, I have found the most common answer to be anywhere from a 5 or less.

"As parents, we tend to think we are never doing enough. We think we’re OK, but could always do better. We remember everything we did wrong. I just yelled at my daughter, I wasn’t fully listening, I couldn’t get off of work to see her school play. We never think of the good we did."

OK, so don't beat yourself up over it. I think that's what she's saying.

Want to read the rest of Lang's Top 10? Click here. Then click on "Being a Positive Parent" under "Latest News" on the right side of the page.

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Comments

NSViews

Do I want to "what?" a positive parent...

Walking Alive

I guess you have to pay a subscription fee to see the e-view full title?

NSViews

Once again I am a bit mystified. This is journalism? Cut and paste a rehash of a TOP TEN article from 2010? Is what you're doing even legal?
Pure PAP!

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