Dr Gabor Maté: Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Ways to Parent Your Children

There are many ways to parent your children. Some of them can bring you and your children a lot of joy, peace, love, and fulfillment. While others can hurt, not only you and your children, but also the whole world.” ~Luminita D. Saviuc

Ways to Parent Your Children

I don’t know if you’re with me on this one, but I noticed that there is this unhealthy tendency amongst human beings to think that just because someone’s work isn’t truly appreciated and valued by the masses, their work isn’t really worth that much.

Somehow, if this world doesn’t recognize the value of your work, it only means there isn’t value in what you are doing.

Crazy, right?

Let’s take parenting for example. How many parents do you know who are fully aware of the incredible value they offer, not only to their children, but to the whole world through the amazing work they do each day?

Dr Gabor Maté: Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Ways to Parent Your Children

I don’t know about you, but I have met many parents who doubt themselves; many parents who keep asking themselves whether the work they do as parents is valuable, worthy, and enough. 

There is a lot of questioning and self-doubt. 

Not because they are “bad parents”. But because we live in a world that insists on making us feel like, no matter how much we do, it is never sufficient, it is never enough. 

Dr Gabor Maté: Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Ways to Parent Your Children

In my humble opinion, there isn’t a more valuable and noble job than that of a parent (and I am not even a parent).  And I strongly believe that parents all over the world need to be acknowledged for the incredible work they do each day, so they can gain more strength, courage, and confidence to do the work they do and constantly look for ways to parent their children that are healthy, loving, and empowering so they can offer the world fully functioning and loving children.

There is so much to be said on this topic, and at the right time will share more. But for now I will leave you in the presence of the incredible Dr. Gabor Maté from whom you will discover some powerful distinctions between healthy vs. unhealthy ways to parent your children. 

Dr Gabor Maté: Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Ways to Parent Your Children

“The greatest gift a parent can give to their child is his or her own happiness. And when you’re restless and unhappy, on your kids as I have been, they get a message that it’s about them…” ~ Dr. Gabor Maté

What about you? Do you ever doubt your parenting skills and whether your ways to parent your children are good enough? You can share your comment below 🙂


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of PurposeFairy.com and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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