Have you heard of the 6 items or less experiment? It is a global phenomenon that sets out to see if a person can “survive” for 30 days with only 6 items of clothing (or less) from their closet.
As I thought about this minimalist approach to life (and having just watched “The Book of Eli” where Denzil Washington says “people kill for things we used to throw away”), I realized that this 6 items or less theory had a lot going for it and could be applied to many different parts of our lives.
So, today I’d like to list the 6 items I’d pull from my parenting rules closet.
- Help your child to master tasks and skills and develop individual responsibility.
- Encourage your child to value her own strengths and qualities.
- Help your child feel appreciated, loved and valued.
- Encourage your child to express his feelings, both positive and negative.
- Help your child to acknowledge and cope with her fears.
- Encourage your child to respect his body and feel safe in his environment.
Just 6 rules. Follow them and you will be helping your child develop a positive self-image. You will also be building a life-long parent-child bond and creating balance and harmony for your entire family.
How many parenting rules do you have?