What’s Your Parent Vision and Do You Need One?

Rarely do we have time to envision what we’re trying to achieve as parents. How do we get from where we are to where we want to be without vision?

When we become parents, we’re thrown into the deep end before we know how to swim confidently and with competence.

Who has time to design a more fulfilling parent experience, when we’re busy learning how to swim and breathe at the same time?

Too often, we think parenting is about our kids’ happiness and not our own. But both matter. A lot. Every child’s happiness meter is plugged into their parents’ happiness meter.

Running a family is like running a business. Both need vision and structure to operate smoothly. Passion isn’t enough and can feel like “winging it,” which quickly turns into unnecessary chaos and stress and, ultimately leading to a sense of parent failure.

Running a family is like running a business. Both need vision and structure to operate smoothly. Passion isn’t enough and can feel like “winging it,” which quickly turns into unnecessary chaos and stress and, ultimately leading to a sense of parent failure.

How can you enjoy parent success if you don’t know what you’re trying to achieve?  

Creating a parent vision gives you a destination. A light in the blur of family life. You hold the candle. You know where you’re headed.

The most important question of all is:

What makes you happy?

That’s the perfect starting place when thinking about your Parent Vision Statement.

What makes you happy?