This post is made possible with support from the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, part of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. All opinions are my own
As a parent, I always look for resources to help me have a better relationship with my son. Parenting is not easy, so when I found out about The Center for Parent and Teen Communication, I knew it was a resource I wanted to bookmark on my favorites.
The Center for Parent and Teen Communication (CPTC) is based within the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and its mission is to help parents raise teens prepared to thrive. CPTC provides science-based strategies to support healthy family relationships. Adolescence is a time of opportunity, and parents matter more than ever. CPTC strives to ensure every caring adult has the knowledge and skills to promote positive youth development and foster strong family connections.
I totally recommend visiting the CPTC website and signing up for CPTC’s 100-word, daily parenting tip newsletter.
While visiting their website, I found a video that really spoke to me. It is called Best Parenting Style. I sometimes find myself wondering if the way I am raising my son is making him become a good person that would be productive for society. After watching the video, I understood that Lighthouse parenting, which is a science-based parenting style, would help my son be successful in the future because I would be providing him with the tools he needs without being overprotective. As parents, we need to balance care and protection. We need to learn to guide without forcing our kids to do things. I guess sometimes we do need to let them make mistakes so they can learn. It is not easy to let our kids learn that way, but for sure, it is the right way.