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Planning with Kids: A Guide to Organising the Chaos to Make More Time for Parenting by Nicole Avery

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Chapter 10: The joys of parenting

Parenting is a team approach in our family. Even with all the plans and processes in the world, if only I follow them, the chances of implementing them successfully are very slim. A coordinated approach to interacting with the kids has meant that while our parenting skills certainly aren’t perfect, we’ve been able to achieve greater family harmony.

A planned approach to parenting

We’ve taken a planned approach to parenting our kids. This doesn’t just mean planning meals, routines and the like. We also take time to think about the way we want to parent: which strategies we’ll use and how we’ll work together. As kids grow in bursts, so do the behavioural challenges they throw at you. Being prepared for each new ...

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