When I reached out to these amazing blogging mamas for parenting advice, I had no idea what I would get back!
Personally, I hate it when people give me parenting advice that I did not ask for.
But, since I asked for this, I had a lot of fun reading through their inspiring tips – and even picking up a thing or two along the way.
There’s something about reading through parenting advice that you seek out.
I guess it’s the attitude of give-or-take that makes it so easy to absorb what is being said.
Instead of having it shoved down your throat. 😐
I hope you find some valuable nuggets in this list from these inspiring and sincere women.
I’ve read through their blogs and they truly write from a place of care, love and support.
From discipline to picky eaters, here are some amazing pieces of parenting advice:
1. My Parenting Advice For Moms
Before I get into all the wonderful advice I received, I want to share my absolute number one tip for being the best parent in the world:
Don’t drop them or sit on them.
Seriously, this was the one piece of advice I received when I became a new mom that stayed with me for all of these years.
I mean, you’ve got to feed them and love them and stuff too, but there’s no doubt that all comes to you naturally. The rest, however, can seem really tough.
You’re going to make mistakes and feel like a failure as a mom but, ultimately, your kiddos are fine!
As long as you don’t drop them or sit on them.
Okay, now that I’ve shared my wisdom, time to hear from those awesome mom bloggers who shared their #1 pieces of parenting advice!
2. Jenny @ Wholesome Family Living
I believe that the key to successful parenting lies in understanding your children’s love language!
One of the best things I did to improve the relationship with my daughter was to take the time to learn her primary love language.
The five love languages are quality time, physical touch, acts of service, words of affirmation, and gifts, but only ONE of these is your child’s PRIMARY love language (the main way they want to receive love).
By spending time investing in your child’s PRIMARY love language, you are making meaningful love deposits into their love tank so that they feel loved and close to you!
3. Holly @ I’m With Holly
Consequences are a must for kids! They will help your kids develop good habits and it will end mom’s constant yelling and nagging.
Creating consequences that work can be really difficult. But when you figure out the formula, you’ll notice dramatic changes in your child’s behavior.
If you need a little help, here’s my guide to creating effective consequences (includes a free workbook to help you create custom consequences).
4. Kelcey @ Okie Sunshine
When I make a promise to discipline my kids, I want them to know that I mean it.
It’s not that I want them to live in fear of me or for them to feel like they’re walking through life on eggshells – I want them to know that I mean it because I want them to know that they can trust what I say and that my words are consistent with my behavior.
Keeping my promise to discipline my kids is not my favorite thing to do but I do it because I love them and it’s necessary!
5. Julie @ Mom Rewritten
Do you have a picky eater at home? If your child is particular about food, it can be tough to know how to handle mealtime as a family.
Relieve some of the pressure by making meals less about the food and more about family togetherness.
Also, take a close look at snacks to make sure they are well-balanced and not derailing meals.
See these additional tips including how to handle table meltdowns!
6. Daphna @ A Tiny Trip
One of the very best pieces of advice I have for other moms is to spend time outdoors with your kids.
Whenever kids start to get whiny inside, complain they are bored or just start to be too loud and too rowdy, the answer is to go outside.
It may surprise you, that this works really well not just with older kids but also with babies and toddlers.
For some reason, a breeze in the air, warm sunshine or even just picking up a stick or a rock is something that always works to calm and recalibrate our kids!
Make it a habit to spend at least a little bit of time outside every day, whether it is going on a hike or just sitting in a hammock in your backyard, the whole family will be better for it!
7. Kallie @ From Mamma With Love
Self-care is my favorite parenting tip!
I have noticed that when I have a couple of moments to myself I can parent a lot better. I have more patience, more energy, and more clarity when I have a little bit of self-care time.
Make sure you take a little time every day or that you take a couple of hours weekly.
I love to workout, cook, sew or take a shower ALONE! When I do this I can give my all to my son and feel much happier doing it!
8. Cendu @ Cenzerely Yours
I think the best advice I can give is to ask for help when you need it.
I always felt like I had to do everything myself to be the best mom but it’s okay to tell the people around you how they can help.
Usually, they want to help but don’t know what you need, so speak up before mom burnout hits.
9. Monica @ Conquering Motherhood
The best parenting tip I have is to take a deep breath when your child is having a tantrum.
And remember that kids take time to learn how to deal with their emotions.
Just give your child a hug and acknowledge their feelings before telling them to stop. Tell them it’s okay to feel upset or angry.
Parents do too sometimes. And, if you feel like you are getting too frustrated, swap with your partner and take a break!
10. Lateva @ The All Purpose Woman
The best tip I have is to be vulnerable with your little ones. Showing them both your success and your failures.
This shows them that life isn’t perfect and parents have feelings too.
If they grow up and never see you cry or get angry they will have a false sense of what life really is.
11. Mindy @ Mindy Jones Blog
A great tip is to always be willing to apologize!
There are times when mommy and daddy need to apologize to our kids.
We are human and we make mistakes, and I think it’s important for us as parents to set that example for our kids on forgiveness.
12. Nicole @ Coffee and Carpool
It is essential to focus on sibling relationships and help them develop healthy ways to interact with each other.
Kids don’t have the skills or the emotional bandwidth to just “go deal with it,” so when they come to us for help, we can’t dismiss them. We have to give them the skills and the exact words they need to ask for what they need and want and to stand up for themselves in a kind, but assertive way.
We’re not just parenting our kids, we’re parenting their relationship with each other.
And if we do it so we don’t pit one sibling against the other or create an environment that encourages sibling rivalry and jealousy, not only do we set them up to like each other and enjoy each other’s company, we set our homes up to be calmer, happier, and more peaceful.
There You Go!
This is all such great advice! Thank you to the wonderful mom bloggers who shared their tips with me! 🙂
How about you? Do you have some parenting advice you’d like to share? Leave them in the comments below and – who knows – I may just feature you in a future article!