Where does my knowledge come from? Life. I have lived through the divorce of my parents at a young age, then both of them remarrying, and then one set divorcing again(so I could experience divorce as an adult child). I have one full brother (same mom and dad) and a half sister (same mom different dad) and a half brother (same dad different mom). I have lived in a city, small town and a tiny hamlet. Because my half siblings are so much younger than I, it feels like I had a trail run at parenting before I started my own family and had the opportunity to see the results of my parents parenting style unfold.
Credentials, people like to know what higher education I have on this topic. I have 4 years of post-secondary training concentrating on children, families and the dynamics of the two, an Education assistant certificate (concentration on children with additional needs), a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and a management certificate in Early Childhood Education. I have taken many professional development programs related to children and positive parenting and subscribe to parenting magazines and professional magazines related to the field of child development.
Through my work and life I have used techniques that work and tried ones that failed. The goal of this blog is to share them with others. It would be strange to just up and tell people what might help in a given situation so this is my form to share my
knowledge to make life more pleasant for families.
Parenting is a lot of trial and error and there is no manual on how to do it. Through humour and experience I hope you find a tiny bit of light and the chance to create more joy for you and your child(ren).