Prototype your inner smart parent with this free interactive worksheet

From emotional validation to commanding less, we’ve rounded up our top 3 favorite expert-backed practices.
smart parenting toolkit apparently

We’re talkin’ about parenting. When you think back to your all-time favorite hacks for parenting smarter, not harder…what comes to mind? Any “yes, and…” improv fans in the house?

Hacks. Growth mindset. Better habits. Whatever makes you feel that Tony-Robbins- kinda high, there’s no better time to remember this: smart parents know when to change up their style. As in…when your kid’s sick, choose warmth (“sure you can have ice cream for lunch”) over your go-to authoritative ways. The smart parent deep”

So when I say 2022, you say…

Got this! As we gear up for the new year, we’re casting a wide net for all of the smart parenting inspo. Like our top 3 expert-backed favorites, including how to start validating our kids’ emotions, opening lines for better communication and switching our commands to inviting questions. We’ll say it once, we’ll say it twice. Whatever kind of parent you are, it’s never too late to join the party.

Apparently, getting a head start might just do the trick

“See, it’s not about perfection. It’s about getting that 10,000 foot view of what kind of parent you wanna be to know how you’ll get there. James Clear of Atomic Habits taught us that one. He also shares that “80% of people give us their New Year’s resolutions by the second week in February.” Meaning most of us make progress for a measly month and a half. So sad.

Among these 5 reasons why well-intentioned habits die hard, let’s just say…our muscles aren’t quite developed yet. But that’s not gonna stop us. If you’re ready to pump some smart parenting iron, you most definitely wanna check out this free worksheet to start prototyping your best self. We’re rooting for you!

Written by Tiffany Wen

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

You may also like

Parent Smarter, Not Harder

Sign up for Apparently to get your weekly dose of edutainment (in less time than it takes for your teen to do the dishes).