What is Your Ideal Parenting Picture?

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I’ve thought about this topic several times over the past few months, and thought I’d put it to you the readers.  When you picture the ideal family, what does that look like?  (This answer isn’t going to be the same for each family of course.)  How many kids do you see?  What kind of disciplinarian are you?  How do the kids respond to that?  What sort of activities does the family enjoy together?

You can put your answers in the comment section, or e-mail them to amyl @ earnestparenting.com (squush that together first) if you just want to share with me.

I’ll answer the question myself and have a follow-up question for you later.  😉

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • PandaBean October 10, 2007, 2:37 pm

    Well, let’s see. I would like 2+ children. We’ve got the dad-at-work and mom-at-home thing down. I would like to see me as a homeschooler. I would like perfect angel children, of course! Seriously, I would like it if they listened to my guidance and did as they were asked (something I was never good at) and took care of the responcibilities that have been assigned to them (chores and such). I see us living in a house with a lovely vegitable garden…oh wait, you said parenting. Umm, I think that’s about it for now.

    God Bless!

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  • Joe Cheray October 10, 2007, 9:23 pm

    I am a single parent so ideally I would like to have a shared parenting role. I don’t much need the white picket fence, I just want a nice home and my health. I am taking Parenting with Love and Logic for the second time and feel it had really helped me be both mother and father.

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  • MamaArcher October 12, 2007, 7:36 am

    Wow! This is a big question that really cannot be answered in short little snippets!
    I currently have eight children and we homeschool. Our main priority is to raise up not just good but Godly children. There must be consistency and parental example as well as many other things. I have a whole section on my blog about training up Godly children if you are really interested and want to take a look.

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  • james May 11, 2009, 8:51 am

    nice blog

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  • Family Law West Palm Beach March 11, 2014, 4:26 pm

    Amy, we’d bet you heard a lot of variations on the description of ‘ideal family’. We’ve certainly seen many families in our business, both in an ideal state and not so ideal. Every single family is so very different. Interesting question to ask!

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