I was recently invited to do an interview with Nest&Launch, a new site devoted to exploring the world of mid-stage parenting.
It was a really great opportunity for me to put into writing my philosophy for parenting. I only wish I had that I had taken this approach much sooner in my life with children.
I've written about the work I've done on my marriage in this space, but I didn't expect to learn so much about how to be a better parent during the process of marriage counseling. And not just a better parent, but a parent who works to give my children what they truly need—acknowledgement, competency, limits and love. I only have them under this roof for such a short time. Every day is an opportunity to do what is needed. I don't always hit that mark every day, but more and more often I find that I do.
You can read the interview here. Nest&Launch is a site I plan to continue to check in with. I think they've got something special starting up over there.
Here's to parenting in the mid-stage years.