Being a parent is one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have. There is a natural instinct that seems to come to a new parent, but there are bits of advice that can help when you are challenged in the growing up years. The most important thing however, that any parent can give their child, is a sense of being loved and the most important thing that any parent can remember is that they don't have to be infallible to be a "perfect" parent.

The first step to develop good parenting skills is simply to believe that you are the best person for the job when it comes to your kids.

If you feel you are not raising your kids to a standard that you are happy with it is NOT because you are a bad mum or dad. It is simply because you have not been taught the necessary skills or given the appropriate information that you need to make the right choices.

Now I wish I could tell you that my little family resembles the Brady Bunch, all cute and perfect, but unfortunately I do not live in a fairytale. We have our great times and our not so great times.

However, I do love to search out information on parenting to learn new ways to deal with those not so great times. I am constantly amazed at how a small change in my attitude or in my actions can make such a big difference.

I want to share with you here all the insights and skills that I have learned over the years to improve the relationship that I have with my son and daughter.