“If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”
― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
We all know how important it is to ask the right questions. Parents influence their children the most, and that is why they need to evaluate themselves now and then. As our work and personal lives get more and more entangled, we all, especially parents of young children, need to ask ourselves critical questions that give us insight into our areas of development so that we can strive to be even better parents tomorrow than we are today.
That is why, today, we will cover questions that parents must ask themselves.
Ed Wimberly’s book, Parenting with an Attitude: Twenty-One Questions Successful Parents Ask Themselves, published in 2020, lists many questions under four categories that parents need to ask themselves. They are as follows:
Some parents will find it easy to answer these questions, and some might find it extremely difficult to answer them. Take one question at a time and ponder upon it, write your thoughts and feelings in order to understand them better. It will help you clear your head as well. Many times, critical questions like these bring back painful memories. Do rely on your family and friends to help you through this process.
Did you find this article helpful? Do you think these questions will help you strengthen your relationship with your child? Do let us know in the comments below.
Wimberly, E. (2020). Parenting with an Attitude…: Twenty-One Questions Successful Parents Ask Themselves. United Kingdom: Christian Faith Publishing, Incorporated.
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