Do you find parenting more complex than you ever imagined?

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Parenting, it all seemed so straightforward in theory and everyone else is doing so well according to the picture perfect families on social media.

The reality is that many (most?) people find that everyday parenting of young children is far more complex and challenging than they ever imagined.

When this happens parents can become stressed, anxious, disappointed in themselves and their parenting, unsure about where to turn or what else to do.

If that describes you, does it mean you’re a bad parent?

No it does not, quite the opposite.

What it means is you don’t yet have all the knowledge, skills or the support you need to parent your child in the way you would like to.

Here’s something which may help.

Throughout my website I talk about how important it is to meet the developmental needs of your child and people often ask me,

What are the key developmental needs of my 2-6 year old?

They are:

  • Sensory exploration

  • Language

  • Order

  • Movement (fine and gross)

  • Social skills

  • Independence

Misunderstandings and mismatched expectations lead to frustration and unhappiness, for both parent and child.

Would you like to know more about realistic expectations and how to meet the key developmental needs your little one? Click one of the buttons below.