Thought for the day

Thought for the day…there is not just one way to parent!
Are we about therapeutic parenting? Yes. Do I think it is the best way to build pathways in the brain and to heal a child’s trauma? yes. Does it always look the same? No.
Every family is different. Each person in the family comes with a variety of different strengths and weaknesses. What one person is good at is different from what another is good at. Every Mum, Dad and sibling is different. Each family is unique.
Every child is different. Each child in a family is born different and they each experience trauma in their own way. No child in a family home can or will have all of the same experiences or reactions. Each child is unique.
What does this mean with parenting? You tailor your parenting to suit the needs of your home, family and child. Can you therapeutically parent and have it look different than the next person? yes. What works for you may simply not work for the next person. Does this mean it doesn’t work? no. It means you need to pay attention to your families abilities and experiences and build your plan for therapeutically parenting around that.
You know you and you know your family best. Trust your gut, trust your experience and base your parenting on that knowledge.

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