Hubby and I both received sub-par parenting and I think we are doing a fine job with our son who is now 15. Knowing what you don't want is a fine place to start. When it comes to parenting I believe that if you follow your heart you can't go too wrong. We always did things our own way, home birth, extended nursing, unschooling etc. I couldn't have known before I had my son that I would make those choices, we made things up as we went along, following our intuition, taking into consideration our son's needs and temperament and doing a lot of research.
Now son is 15 and is doing independent study at high school, his teachers love working with him because he actually likes learning. He still enjoys spending time with his parents and I prefer his company to that of most adults I know. I wouldn't have thought it possible considering the lousy parenting I had growing up.
Last edited by Urban Forager; 03-09-2014 at 02:14 PM.
Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.