I believe in positive parenting. Does that mean our house is completely free from parental yelling? Nope. Does it mean I have the same incredible level of patience I had before kids? No way!
It means that I strive to be a better parent all the time. It means I am constantly reassessing our parenting situation. It means when things are crazy and out of control (and the kids are bouncing off the walls) I know a playful and positive reboot is in order.
It means that I have confidence that I am doing some things right.
When confidence meets parenting everybody wins.
I find that most parenting problems have a simple solution. (Good thing because we are too tired to try anything complicated!) When I find a solution that works for us, I share it on Confidence Meets Parenting.
When I wrote about how I got my kids to go to bed (after many terrible nights of arguing), I quickly found out we were not the only ones with the problem. I’ve talked about conflict resolution, what to say to kids when they confess, teaching kids about personal space and a ton of other stuff.
One thing I’ve found along the way is that when I am coming from a place of confidence, parenting feels easier.
Armed with the knowledge that I have done some things right, I am able to try new parenting techniques. I can brush off failed attempts and shake off bad days.
This blog is all about helping other parents build up their confidence.
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About Me and My Family
This year I turn 40. I consider myself a stay-at-home mom first and a work-at-home mom second. I love coffee and tv (both probably more than I should) and being with my family.
My Hubby is my best friend and if I can figure out a way to work side by side with him we will happily spend every single second of the rest of our lives together. The thought makes me smile. We have two kids. One boy, one girl and that’s enough for us. They are growing and growing before our eyes, as kids tend to do. Big M is 12 and Little M is 10. The newest member of our family, Comet, is just about to turn 1.
I was lucky enough to be a surrogate mother, twice. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Something I had always wanted to do and something I will be forever grateful for.
I have loved to write since I was a kid but until writing for Confidence Meets Parenting I was never dedicated enough to practice my writing skills on a daily basis. This blog has changed my life.
A Mom with a Lesson Plan
This blog started as A Mom with a Lesson Plan. It was a way for me to share some of the fun things I was doing with my own kids. With a background in Early Childhood, I knew I had something special to share with other parents. What I didn’t expect was all the learning I would be doing along the way. Running the blog turned out to be the very best way for me to practice what I preach.
Playful Learning. Here’s what I know: kids who love to learn can learn anything. My goal has always been to raise my kids with a passion for learning. For them to see me and their Dad learning. For us to engage in learning TOGETHER as a family! Confidence Meets Parenting is full of activities that hit kids on a playful level. We don’t sneak learning in… we make learning so much fun, the kids are excited about it.
We study the butterfly life cycle using caterpillars from our backyard, we use pretend play to learn about being responsible for pets, we combined math and movement to practice addition. I wanted to create an environment where actively searching out learning experiences was part of the normal day to day. Here on Confidence Meets Parenting I share all of the learning fun we have.
Now that you know a little bit more about me and the blog… would you like to follow along? It’s easy and free and fun… lots of fun.
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Jill Riley is a parenting cheerleader who focuses most of her creative energy into her parenting blog Confidence Meets Parenting. She is mom to a 12 year old son and a 10 year old daughter. Jill is passionate about building parents up one win at a time! Find her on Facebook and Pinterest.