Thursday, 25 April 2013

V: Varying Values

Learning to care for your newborn can be exhausting and stressful, yet altogether amazing, but when your darling one grows older and you look back on those days, it almost seems as though you've already passed the easy part of parenting.  From toddler to teen, there are always new challenges, new stages, and new obstacles to overcome, but one thing that can make this more difficult for parents are varying values.

I'm sure all parents have had arguments over who was right about how to handle certain situations, but how do we decide who really is right?  I think it's important to discuss what to do before your little sweetie even enters the world.  Although, doing so is no guarantee that such disagreements won't pop up, but at least you'll be a little more prepared when they do. 

In times of dispute, one parent crossing over to the side of the other parent would of course be ideal.  Not necessarily plausible, but ideal.  But as long as you can find a middle of the road solution, you're on the right track.  At the end of the day, it comes down to whether or not it's worth fighting over.  If it's something your adamant about, like not hitting your kids, then the fight is worth it.  But if it's something simple like what to do about a picky eater, maybe it's not worth the hassle. 

Good values are important when it comes to raising good kids, but shared values are equally as important.


  1. Good post! Fully agree to you :)

  2. Not a parent but great post. I agree with your last quote about good values and shared values.

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  3. I don't have kids, but I do have a dog (which considering you've commented on my blog, I'm sure you know this :) ). When I eat food, he's always curious about what I'm eating, so I'll let him sniff the food (confident he won't steal it). It's how it's always been.

    Well, I have a boyfriend now. The boyfriend DOES NOT let Bax sniff the food, and I think it hurts Bax's feelings.

    If I were to reproduce, I think there would have to be a LOT of sit down talks about how to raise them. Open communication is key so that everyone is on board, right? :)

    1. Aww, that's so sad that your boyfriend doesn't let Bax sniff his food, poor Bax. :(

  4. Good post, I agree with you, shared values are important too, thanks for sharing !