My good friend Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty asked me to write a post on parenting for her Blogging Series - Midlife Matters. I thought this would tie in well with my Life Lessons from my Cat Series because cats are very good examples of how to parent effectively. They are far removed from the "helicopter" parents of today and are much closer to my style of parenting.
My post is basically about being a Mother Wolf (or in relation to this series....a Mother Cat) and the benefits that style of parenting has had on my children now they are adults in their own right. You can read it HERE if you'd like a snapshot of detachment parenting at its best! I'd love you to pop over and have a read and say Hi to Sue.
I intend to write a series on this style of parenting later in the year, but suffice it to say, cats have it down to a fine art. They mother their kittens from birth through to teaching them how to feed themselves and clean up after themselves. They make sure their kittens are self-sufficient and able to thrive in the big wide world........and then they are happy to let them go and find their own way in life.
To me, the sign of healthy parenting (no matter what style you favour) is producing children who can function independently. Children who aren't tied to your apron strings or needing to run home to their mother every time life gets tough. Strong, independent, capable kittens/children is what good parenting is all about. Don't forget to pop over and say "Hi" to Sue and read my post!