We have spent June talking about parenting. Whether you are a single parent, co-parents with a partner you are no longer in a relationship with, or co-parenting in a joint relationship, there is always room to learn more. Parenting is something that is constantly fluid. It changes as time goes on, and you learn from things that work and things that don’t work.

We can spend a lot of time comparing ourselves to other parents, or even to our own parents. And that can be troublesome. Every family is unique, and what works for other parents might not be the best for you and your children. It is also important to know that you can be flexible on your parenting strategies. Meaning, they can change with trial and error, and with time.

We read a lot of articles on the American Psychological Association’s website, and we recently found a great article about 7 researched backed ways to improve parenting. Those 7 ways are:

  1. Embrace Praise
  2. Look the other way
  3. Learn about child development
  4. Do time-out right
  5. Prevent misbehavior
  6. Take care of yourself first
  7. Make time

Head on over to APA’s website, and this article written by Amy Novotney, to read about these 7 ways to improve parenting in more detail.