Slow parenting would be effective only when parents make a sincere
effort to set the entire process in motion and create an environment
that is conducive to the entire exercise. Slow parenting is a leisurely
style of parenting where every decision is taken after careful
consideration and calibrated actions. Slow, steady and calculated - that
is how this works for you.
While slow parenting is about out a
series of solutions to find out much needed peace and solitude, it never
offers instant solutions that could come as a bolt from the blue sky. It
is about change that is positive and productive. While the father takes
the center state in handling the children's nurturing, mother would
become a constant watcher and a careful warden to steer the boat in the
event of any rough weather. Slow parenting is also about setting up
equations among different members of the family.
relates to deriving good ideas that are workable at home. It would help
parents find different ways to set up meaningful family connections and
allows the family to have a great ride in the times of turbulence and
Slow family living is a new idea that forces all of us to think about the following:
Ask consistently what that
idea is and inquire as to whether that idea works for everyone.
Devising the ways to create a life that everyone in the family loves and
Letting everyone know that each one of them have their
options and choices.
Force everyone to make their own decisions.
Make everyone think that they are free to do things that they think
are right for the entire family.
However, make sure all of the
family are involved in the decision making process just to see that the
ideas is good for everyone.
Force everyone to keep the spirit of
family intact and on priority.
Make sure that all children think in
a radical manner that is different than the conventional ways that they
were doing different things.
Trust everyone but have enough freedom
to offer useful suggestions.
Learn to appreciate others for their
ideas and suggestions and accept those that they feel are good for the
Believe that family life could be enjoyable and fruitful.
Make sure that balance in life is the most useful key for
Believe that starting slow and steady is good for
Making things easy for everyone and driving way the
word “difficult” from the family dictionary.
Allow enough time to
ponder and glance over what children have done in the past and find out
ways if things could be done in a more productive manner.
learning activities at a pace that is workable for children.
Believe that everyone in the family is important for others.
Develop a principle that no one will abandon the other member of the
Set in a motion a principle to defend others' actions so
long they are not detrimental to the interest of the family.
Allow children to develop newer ideas and fresher opinions about family
life and their classroom.
Ask them to develop their own skills of
handing crises and emergencies.
Convince them that they are
responsible for their actions and that they are free to contact others
for additional ideas and suggestions.
Slow parenting is a life
time process and everyone should understand this basic axiom.
Allow children to debrief their mind whenever they are ready. For
example, they may have their own ideas and conclusions about things that
happened in their classroom. Give some time for them to summarize their
mind and let them tell you about their future ideas and expressions.
If they are negative in life, try to correct them by saying that
positivity is always better than negativity and that effort to be either
positive or negative is same. So, focusing on creating positive thoughts
is far better than developing negativity.
Always be a present
parent meaning that you should be present there whenever your children
Spare some free time at the end of the day and week to
allow your children enjoy the fruits of the labor that out in the week.
Appreciate them for their sincere efforts.
Encourage them to
create their own emotional setting to think about their future and
career plans. Set out a session in the weekend to find out what they
want to become in their life.
Give sufficient freedom for them
to work and act. But, warn that they should not take their freedom for
Slow parenting is a combination of different ideas. It means that
parents are using a variety of techniques and methods of useful
parenting to create their own style. However, none of the ideas created
signify a sense of urgency. Rather, everything is done at an easy pace