for some reason, this latest video took A MILLION YEARS to upload and process (slight exaggeration, but a long time, and i started it last night before bed. BUT it’s finally done!) excited to share it with you today! you can see our other let’s chat videos here but we’ve been having fun making these and this topic is one josh and i especially love chatting about since we’re in the thick of it… parenting!
we are NOT parenting experts, we are figuring this territory out just like anyone who has children is attempting to do as well. we make mistakes all the time but we love being parents and are trying our best. we try to answer some of our most frequently asked questions when it comes to parenting, like how we deal with tantrums or our communication approaches, but of course there is only so much you can share in ten minutes so maybe we’ll do a follow up video on the same topic again soon. keep sending in your specific questions, about this topic or something else!
also, a big thank you to all of you who have shared your own parenting beliefs and tips through the years with us (especially when you share them in a kind way). i love learning from you, and have taken so many ideas or thoughts to heart and applied many in our own family life. i strongly believe there is no one right way to parent, or only one correct way to raise a child. it all varies so much on each family or child or environment or circumstance. what might work for us might not work for you, and vice versa. and that’s OK! we must be thoughtful and careful when looking into one’s methods of parenting that may be different from ours and not be so quick to attack or judge. i’d like to think mostly everyone around you is just trying their very best. remember you are doing a great job!
one last thing- the book i mention in the video where we first learned about speaking toddlerese is called happiest toddler on the block! i couldn’t remember the name of the book while filming, but there you go!
ps. sorry those first photos of us are blurry. i had no idea our smaller camera had capabilities to just touch the screen and it takes a photo 3 seconds later and the first image was an accident. i got so excited that i kept pressing it and taking more, not realizing i hadn’t even focused the thing. anyway… you learn something new every day. tomorrow i’ll learn to focus it beforehand. ;)