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How mistakes can actually make you a better parent

Posted at 2:10 PM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 16:10:40-04

Therapist Jessie Shepherd talks about how to handle making mistakes as a parent and how to turn them into a positive learning experience for you and your child.

Why Mistakes Make You a Better Parent

  1. You are not perfect.
    -It shows you are human and part of life is failing sometimes.
  2. Show by example.
    -You model what to do if they make a mistake, which is the most effective way children learn.
  3. Be emotional.
    -It is an opportunity to share emotions with them and have them share their emotions with you. Stay away from anger/frustration and look at the emotion underneath.
  4. Build the relationship.
    -Gain a better understanding of each other which strengthens the relationship bond.