Raggamuffin Reasonings: 5 Tips For Raising A Raggamuffin Child

November 3, 2014


It’s okay for your child to know that you don’t have it all figured out. That you are still learning and you sometimes make mistakes. Our children look to us as examples for how to deal with life. Help your child to be a person who can be authentic in the world—who doesn’t feel they have to pretend that its “all ok” when it’s not, that they have “all the answers” when they don’t. Ask questions. The magical thing is once you share with your child, you open yourself up to receive their assistance. Your child can actually help you to parent them — they are the ones who know themselves best. When I’m tired and my daughter is bouncing around, I don’t just say “stop doing that and sit down.” I also explain that “I have had a long work day and a quieter room will help me to rest — can you help me with this?”