Partnership? What is this, some sort of liberal hippie parenting?
Nope. Real partnership doesn’t spoil kids.
Partnership is, above all, balance – because it comes from respecting every family member’s needs. Yours, Emma, and mine, too.
Partnership means that your opinion counts, Jacob, right now when you’re five and later when you’re 11, 39 or 102.
Partnership is where, instead of: “Everybody put on your shoes, we’re going out, you guys are like wild animals in here,” I tell the truth: “I need to go for a walk right now, because I have a hard time when you guys run around and yell so much. I need to relax and get some fresh air.”
And partnership is when from the next room I hear: “Okay, mom, I’ll just finish this up, and we’ll go get you some fresh air.”
Partnership is understanding, love, trust and respect. And at Unparenting we believe partnership is the only way to pull together and keep the Good Ship Humanity from running aground.
And that’s why we spend every day filling the world with more partnership and love.