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Retro Parenting

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The idea of retro parenting, or parenting like our parents did really ain’t that bad. (Sometimes you will hear it being called slow parenting, too.) And, okay, I know, we don’t want to become our parents, right? But if you think about it, how many chubby kids or kids on anti-depressants did you know growing up? Now look around at our kids and their friends. Yikes, right?

Well, if you want to go retro and give retro parenting a try, I’ve written ab post that includes 5 ways we can parent like our parents did for healthier, happier kids. It’s over on Modern Life Blogs (5 Reasons to Parent Like Our Parents) and I’d love to hear what you think. While you are over there, feel free to give it a “like” or drop a comment. I’m chatting over there as well.

Should we borrow some tools from the toolboxes of our parents and allow our kids more unstructured, unscheduled time to play? More outdoors? Less time plugged in? What do you do that is similar to your parents? What’s different?

Let’s have a conversation.

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