Article written by Andreas Pyros
Parenting, as every sleep-deprived one of us can attest, is hard work. Wonderful, rewarding, meaningful and difficult. “Each stage has it’s challenge, from managing a toddler’s tantrums to keeping teens safe from the harms of drugs, alcohol and fast cats.” says Rosina McAlpine Ph.D. founder of Australia’s Win Win Parenting education program in Sydney. Unfortunately, kids dont come with an owner’s manual (if only), and none of us going to be perfect. But we can learn to avoid some common missteps that parents tend to make by practicing some smart, simple strategies.