The Art of Purposeful Parenting

Coral Gables Counseling Center - Wednesday, July 11, 2018
By Sunny Khachatryan


Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Doctor in Psychology
Purposeful Parenting is significant because it gives parents the opportunity to create an atmosphere for their children to have open conversations. Besides having a safe and comfortable environment for their children to interact and converse, it also provides for both parents and their children to increase communication among one other. Parenting can be rewarding and overwhelming, therefore discovering a unique approach of parenting can create a special bond for the parents with their children – such as going to the museum, playing outdoors, and creating fun memories.

We are living in an era where our children are being exposed to not only wonderful knowledge, but some discouraging information as well. It is significant for parents to allow their children to become aware of what is taking place in our society by giving them the opportunity to share their perspectives on the different information they are being exposed to. Children are constantly getting influenced by different things, therefore it is the parents responsibility to create a bond with their children in order to discover their children’s interests as they continue to discover new passions.

Purposeful Parenting illustrates the relational value of parents and children having meaningful connections with one another. Purposeful Parenting creates an atmosphere for parents to understand, love, and be empathetic to their children along with providing structure, safety, and healthy boundaries.

Purposeful Parenting allows an open communication between the parent and the child to share goals and obstacles. It provides a clear understanding of parental expectations from a child, without creating any confusion. It is a mindful approach for parents to join with their children by taking the time to create a positive dialogue with one another. Parents play a significant role in their children’s lives, by passing on messages to their children, which later influence their children’s views on making life decisions and eventually form the person they become.

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys therefore, it is significant for parents to self-care in order to apply purposeful parenting.