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Four Keys to Perfect Parenting

Love unconditionally. No healthy minded parent would expect a child not to eliminate waste. Quality of waste elimination varies at different stages of development. An infant’s waste is different to a teenager’s – the same applies emotionally. Infant tantrums have their equivalent in teenage years and may vary with gender. Guess whose job it is to clean up soiled nappies- Parenting Priviledges! 

Own Responsibility: Soiled nappies belong to parents. Quality of food, frequency of feeds and all that come with it, is parental responsibility and earns the title of mummy / daddy / father / mother / Papa. The responsibility does not change as the child grows, less supervision may just be required till adulthood.

Verify Boundaries: There must be no go areas! Peeing is limited to nappies then with training, to potties. It can’t be anywhere at anytime. This strengthens restraint as the young one gets older, and the earlier boundaries are set in different areas the easier life is for parent and child in latter years. Prov18:18

Expect Life: No expectation, no disappointment! Do your job the best you can and your pay is guaranteed with love sown unconditionally. What is sown is what is reaped. Sow love reap love. Irritation, anger and impatience sown for years and called love or discipline, will yield fruit after its kind! Seed, time and harvest does not fail, the time may lag but in due season the seed will bear fruit after its kind. Life happens: Expectations of gratitude and appreciation may be unmet, and rather rewarded by apparent ingratitude or undesirable behaviour. This is because life happens! Emotional development may not match physical growth as emotional trauma and the consequences may not be apparent to the ordinary eye. Children and indeed anyone, may therefore not have the capacity to meet up to what is expected of them because of life events. Keep loving! 

Loving is living free! 

By Wonuola

It looked like the perfect dream, living on acres of lush green pastures, evening walks on the farm inhaling fresh clean air, watching sunrise and sunset untainted with man's interference! The scenes started to change like a movie fast forwarded and precious moments seemed uncaptured till quickly gone, never to return. I started learning to cherish life, the greatest gift above all things! I needed more, so I sought the source and got to know it came from Love and with it was always freedom! The rapidly changing scenes, with years speeding by, have been stormy and sometimes still, bright and grey, with highs and low! I have found meaningful living is not determined by circumstances, but rather by what goes on within. The fuel in the heart powers the body, its activities and interactions. Love gives life and powers living. Embracing freedom enables meaningful living and beautiful expressions of life. I remain passionate about a journey with life, love and liberty and hopefully encouraging others to do the same, living purposefully and leading in love by liberty. #LoveLifeLiberty

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