You’re Parenting Style is…

The Organizer

You’re organized, modest, task-oriented, and logical. You teach your kids to find out how and why things are how they are, to gather information, and look at the details before deciding.

You often put systems in place for things to run smoothly, but may be inflexible when it comes to changing these systems.

You’re independent and creative. You see details and analyze situations based on information. However, sometimes this means that your kids may perceive you as withdrawn or unemotional and may have trouble getting close to you.

You seek out peaceful and stable environments and avoid conflict whenever possible.

How to make the most of your time as an organizer parent…

  1. [communication] “Avoid being critical or correcting on things that really don’t make that much of a difference. Too much criticism can stifle the child’s self-esteem and potential.” – CA Try to find a positive to encourage your child’s growth before addressing a negative trait that’s hindering growth.” – WD
  2. [independence] Let your child express his own way of organization, they might not be as detailed as you.” – AC

  1. [routines] “Recognize that your child’s style is probably different than your own. Allow him/her to operate in their style. Give them freedom to fail.”  Schedule times to stop. In all the chores and activities, all the schoolwork and outings, make a point of scheduling blocks of “stopping” to just spend with your child. Brush her hair. Look at his trading cards. Nothing complicated.” – TZ

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 as a Babysitting and Home Alone course instructor!

Yep, you heard right — whether it’s helping kids learn how to manage themselves at home alone, or taking care of siblings or other people’s kids, I empower kids to take responsibility for their actions and give them practical ways to demonstrate maturity – so [XXX rambling – need to tighten up and get clear on exactly what and how] and, I give parents the guidance they need to help them navigate those tumultuous pre-teen and teen years.

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