19 Parenting Tips From Actual Parents*

This entire month I’m blogging about the Proverbs 31 Woman. We’ll get to her parenting skills in future posts, but I thought those of you raising kids should see this. Part of it is funny and part of it is wise and part of it is funny and wise.

Lachlan + Cathy


Trying to find your way as new parents can feel a bit like groping in the dark, which is, ironically, not dissimilar to how the journey towards parenthood begins for most people.

So, to shed some light on the issue I decided to ask some of my friends with kids for their advice on the matter.

Then I realised that would mean actually having to talk to them, so I just put it out there on Facebook and Twitter instead.

And this is what I was told (corrected for punctuation and grammar, of course).

“Trust your instincts about your own child. What works for others might not work for you, and that’s okay. You know your own kid.”

“Stay a child yourself, connect on their level. So do water fights, build forts, play with Lego, sing out loud, etc.”
— @robertpaul

“I’d say go with the flow and…

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