Finding myself at the age of 36 sharing my home with a toddler I have really looked at my perspective on parenting.

Ideas I had in the past have changed dramatically due to actually living in the moment.

I hope these tips can guide some other new parents in the rollercoaster of parenting:


Children are brand new to the experience of life. It takes a little time to get the hang of it. Be patient with your children and try to look at the world through their brand new eyes. This will help you be more patient.


Boundaries. Children are constantly in cause and effect learning. Learning about consequences. Whatever you choose in a situation try to be persistent. Otherwise it is very confusing for your children and will prolong the learning of the lesson.


Kids live in the present. They have no real idea of past or future. Be in the present moment with them. It is a very peaceful place.


Show your kids your passions in life. Let them see the light and inspiration through you so they can learn to find their passions and chase them.

Do you have anymore to add to this list? Please share in the comments below.

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  • I love these 4 P’s. I definitely need to work on a couple.


  • I like your 4P’s. They really do apply to your life not just toddlers.


  • Very good 4! Challenging tho but possible.


  • I agree completely. Toddlers are a handful but their behaviour is normal for their stage of development. Be patient and guide them


  • A wonderful read. I am going to print it and put on the fridge


  • poo and pee will be something that you look at everyday…..


  • short and sweet reminders.


  • I definitely struggle with the patience when it comes to my kids.


  • These are great combination. Thanks for sharing.


  • So true. Good advice.


  • I have only one P to add, and thats ‘Perfection’ Tell them every day that they are a perfect person and are perfect just the way they are. I often look at the whole wonder weeks theory, I read once that a wonder week is like a child waking up on Mars each time they learn something new and the only thing they know is you, so be there to guide them through it. Imagine waking up and all of a sudden seeing colour or hearing differently as our brain takes it in differently, we would be pretty spun out.


  • Passionate. So true.


  • parenting my p


  • Well yes, there is plenty more that could be added to this list…but I like this! I need to show my passions more and of course, have more patience.


  • Good parenting article to find some ideas.


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