Parenting: The Approach is Irrelevant, The Ultimate Goal is Important

I think about parenting all day and all night, this has become a huge part of my life since I earned the title Mom. I honestly can say parenthood is the most important part of my life, a close second importance is my work. There are many ways to raise your child, every book and every other parent will lend you advice on what worked for them. The key is that those methods worked for them. The advice you receive, the suggestions others lend, are not made of gold and are not something you have to follow. Kindly accept advice and knowledge shared from one parent to another, but never question your ultimate way of living if it works for you and your children.

One thing about co-parenting or even parenting as husband and wife under the same roof is that not even both parents will have the same approach to every parenting scenario. Mom and Dad do things different, this is just a fact of life. Mom and Dad have a different approach to life, so why wouldn’t they have a different approach in parenthood? Makes sense that they would approach things differently, even in regards to their own children.

What is extremely important as two parents raising children together, is that both are on the same goal path. This means that Mom and Dad both have the same goals in mind with the type of child they want to raise into adulthood. It’s best that you have discussions beforehand about your wishes for your not-yet-planned child, but sometimes that doesn’t happen. Life seems to go on whether you are ready for it or not.

The best tips I have for you in regards to ensuring you both have the same goals for your children is to do the following:

  • Discuss what is important to both of you and collide them together in your child’s upbringing.
  • Be sure you both are on the same path to instill the same morals and personality traits in your child.
  • Be respectful that your approach and their approach may be different.
  • Keep open communication to ensure that you both are indeed still working to parent on the same path.

It’s really irrelevant if your spouse handles your child differently than you do, what really matters most is that you both are working to raise the same type of child. This is important. Everything else is just fluff, and honestly a child who has two parents who approach things differently will assist that child in having more of an open mind to life as they get older.

Neil Armstrong’s Moon Speech Getting Beef?

There is a documentary on BBC of Neil Armstrong that has been catching some beef, not the documentary itself but whether or not Neil Armstrong lied about his moon landing speech. In case you don’t realize, Neil Armstrong was an American Astronaut who happened to be the first person to ever walk on the moon. Neil Armstrong passed away late August, and now that the BBC documentary is airing there is some beef about whether his moon landing speech was improvised or not.

Since Neil Armstrong is not alive to speak for his own self, his brother Dean is now dealing with interviews citing that Neil’s speech was draft up before the Apollo mission in 1969. All of this debate is over one word “a”, citing that Neil’s original speech written on paper was to say “That’s one small step for a man” versus the “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” which has been documented.

My opinion on all of this mumble jumble is that who really cares, Neil Armstrong is not here to cite whether or not his speech has been transcribed incorrectly or not and the fact remains he was the first man to walk on the moon so why does the media, once again, have to make such hype over such simple things?

I guess I am simple minded in that I feel there are way more important things to worry about, I feel our society is way too politically correct and we need to leave well enough alone sometimes.

Read more about what’s going on with this topic on Yahoo News.

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