"Unorthodox" Parenting: Some Semi-Random Thoughts

I would add…question “traditional” parenting techniques, whether they come from your own parents or society. We, as this generation’s parents, have the opportunity to break harmful patterns. It is definitely unorthodox, to question vaccines, put kids in alternative schools, question the nutrition they are being marketed at school and on TV, throw out the TV or limit exposure, let them walk or run barefoot. I question things out loud around my kids, so they see it is ok to question and think about alternatives and there is not a “one size fits all”. Not to mention examining our own upbringing and what didn’t work. I recently discovered how harmful the “original sin” story was to me. I then discussed it with my kids because they’ve heard it. I also try not to live vicariously through them. I encourage any interest they may have, no matter how unlikely they will be at becomin...

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