What exactly are positive parenting skills?
As far as we’re concerned, positive parenting skills are the skills we’ve acquired through the last 19 years of parenting our five children. We aren’t psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, or therapists. So what are our qualifications? We are ordinary parents of extraordinary children with special challenges and the tools and programs we talk about are ones that have worked for us. We’ve picked up these parenting skills from many different places, including all of the following:
- Parenting Books
- Parenting CD’s
- Parenting DVD’s
- Parenting Websites
- Parenting Blogs
- TV shows
- Parenting Forums
- And whatever other resources we could find to help us be the best parents possible!
Our names are Matt and Julie, and we’re the parents of five wonderful, challenging, and at times infuriating adopted children. We knew right from the start that we’d need special skills, tools, and techniques to raise these children, and we’ve spent much of the last 18 years building our arsenal! Our desire on this site is to share some of what we’ve learned with you, in hopes that it will help you to be awesome parents, too!
Please feel free to browse this site, and use any of the information freely. In addition to our parenting blog, you’ll find parenting product reviews, parenting articles, and even a parents forum that you can interact with other parents on. If you have questions, or even don’t agree with what we say, leave a comment! We’re happy to hear from you either way.
Do you have challenging children?
One program that’s worked for us is the Total Transformation program by James Lehman. It’s given us a lot of solid, common sense ideas for parenting our five. Maybe it can help you too!