As moms, we can’t help but strive to have a perfect family. And it only makes sense because we only want what’s best for the people we love, even at the expense of our well-being. But in this community, we know that striving for a perfect family actually does the opposite of it.
Purpose over perfection
Perfectionism is a myth, and each child and family is different. We all have our own different ways to be nurtured. It’s hard not to compare ourselves with everyone else’s “perfect” lives, but remember, we are only seeing a part of someone’s life! When we are clear about what we want in our family, we avoid the comparison trap. We have to be clear on our value sets — it will make our decision-making easier.
Another trap of parent perfectionism is that it limits our children’s growth. If we’re just striving for the perfect outcomes, we’re missing all the bits of discoveries that happen in the in-between, messy parts. We should allow our children and ourselves to make mistakes. It’s in those mistakes that give us the opportunity to learn and we must allow our kids to struggle a bit so they can learn, too.
In this episode, parenting coach Brandee and I discuss how we can unlearn parenting styles that negatively affect our families. Join us as we share insights on how we can make our parenting purposeful! (Also check out how you can manage your time effectively.)
Other life-changing stuff you will learn in this episode…
- Diving deep into family connections
- Using the proper reinforcement to your kids
- Toggling your parenting style among siblings
- Navigating when to take risk and when to be protective
- Allowing your child to make mistakes
- Learning alongside your kids
“Purposeful parenting is not being right all the time; rather, it is staying committed to figuring it out.” -Brandee El-Attar
Parenting is navigating some unforeseen obstacles/challenges and learning to cope with it. So it is also helpful to have some tools/resources to help navigate those instances!
Brandee is a success coach specializing in family transformation as well as a behavioral consultant, parent-educator, mompreneur, volunteer extraordinaire, and budding author. She loves making connections, reflecting upon life, and sharing it with others. Helping people navigate the complexities of parenting, managing a kiddo with special needs, or stepping into their own greatness, is where she SHINES. And she always seek the lessons from each and every experience and is one who strongly believes in owning your OWN IMPACT. To this end, she aspires to help others find the joy, meaning and deep connectedness in their innermost circles with whom they share their most intimate life experiences~their family.
Her life’s purpose is to LOVE her people fiercely, as her children are her LEGACY to this world. She wears that responsibility like a prideful ribbon. Her secondary purpose is to be a sharer of the wisdom she gleans along the way. Providing insight and inspiration to help others UP their personal and parenting GROWTH GAME. Her greatest hope is to be a guiding light for those that are seeking clarity, connection and community as they find their own personal formula for fulfillment. To help them release the daily chaos and find their FLOW.
Facebook group: Purposeful parenting for moms with extraordinary children
Facebook: Brandee El-Attar
Get her free gift 12 Ways to Create Family Connectedness Today!