Your Parenting Style is…
You’re stable, selfless, patient, and calm. You strive for peaceful relationships and environments and will put others’ needs before their own in order to achieve this.
You tend to avoid conflict because it causes intense stress that you then internalize. However, you create a strong sense of security and grounding for their children and are very committed and loyal to their families.
On the flip side, because you dislike change, you tend to be stubborn and may be seen as inflexible.
How to make the most of your time as a nurturer parent…
- Learn a few conflict management strategies. This will help you keep communication with your tween open and help you avoid saying things you don’t mean when you’re stressed.
2. Start giving your tween chores. It’s time for your tween to take on a few responsibilities of their own. And, you’re likely giving so much of yourself that you have very little time to take care of your own wants and needs. When you feel stressed about having your tween do something that you normally did for them, envision them being able to confidently handle themselves when they’re living with a roommate or their spouse.
- Recognize that your tween’s personality style is probably different than your own. Help them develop routines to manage their new responsibilities. Set the standard and then let your tween complete the task in a way that matches their personality. You’ll start to feel less stress when routines are in place – but you’ll have to hold yourself back from ‘helping’ your tween complete their tasks. You’ve got this!
Hold up — let me introduce myself!
Hey there, I’m Marina Gabor 👋 I’m the mother of three teenage daughters. When I’m not driving them to work or extra-curricular activities, I’m changing lives by helping parents and tweens build communication skills, routines, and life skills that will give them a good foundation for navigating the tumultuous teen years.
Yep, you heard right — whether it’s helping tweens learn how to manage themselves at home alone, taking care of siblings or other people’s kids, I empower tweens to take responsibility for their actions and give them practical ways to demonstrate maturity.
Think you could use a little extra support? Register your child for a Stay Safe! Home Alone or Babysitter Course. Together, we’ve got this 🙌
Looking for a few more resources? Fill up on these…
1. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to stay in the loop about upcoming courses. Plus you’ll find encouragement and support for parenting tweens.
2. Free 20 minutes Parenting Podcast/Webinar on Tuesdays at 2pm. Click the link to subscribe and join me live or get replays in your inbox so you can watch/listen to them on your time
3. Register your tween for a Red Cross Stay Safe! Home Alone or Babysitting course. They’re designed to help your child take the next step towards independence – taking care of themselves and others.