Today Chizelle S. Salter of Chizelle T.V. shares her thoughts on being a parent.
I have an amazing husband and three beautiful daughters. One in her mid twenties, one 8 and one 4 1/2. We’re planning on adding to our family soon. 🙂
Describe as best you can what kind of parenting style you use.
I would say for the want of a better word we use attachment parenting? Our four year old still jumps in our bed at night, we home school our girls (we do follow a combination of set syllabus and natural learning).
What do you see your role is as a parent?
To nurture my children and respect and treat them as individuals. I want to leave my children feeling respected, valued, important and loved – I think once these emotional needs are fulfilled then the rest will follow.
What has been the most difficult part of parenting for you and what helped you through this?
I’m in no way a perfect mother, and I think my natural tendency leans towards being highly strung so I do need to keep in mind that this is not an environment in which children thrive! I love the awesome affirmations you send out – they’ve been so good for me. 🙂
What has been the most rewarding part of parenting?
I feel blessed every single day for my daughters, not all day, but certainly every day. My most rewarding experience would be the relationship I have with my 24 year old, we are so close and I am so proud of the person she has become. She’s just so awesome and inspiring and amazing!
Twenty years from now, looking back at yourself as a younger parent, what helpful message would you share with yourself?
What might you say to other parents?
1) Treasure every moment, they will go by in the blink of an eye.
2) Play more.
Chizelle S. Salter
owns and runs a lifestyle site with an emphasis on self-love. “I believe my life purpose is to lead The Ultimate Self-love Revolution. To use my creativity and inspiration to teach an empower myself and others to live a life of abundance and joy, to be surrounded by beauty and be all that we can be”
You can find Chizelle on her Website: www.chizelle.tv, on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
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