What Is Intentional Parenting?
Intentional parenting means having a plan for your parenting.
It may sound easy and straightforward, but it requires more than it might first appear. Intentional means we’re doing something deliberately with a plan.
I grew up with an absent dad who worked way too much. As a child, I longed for togetherness, attention, and love. My experience made me become intentional in spending as much time as possible with my family. Therefore, my husband and I are intentional in minimizing any expenditure to be able to work less and thus spend more time together. Because even though we might feel that time stands still at times, looking back, it flies past us, and we have a very limited time to make an impact on our children.
Making mindful and deliberate choices and working actively to make them a reality is the very essence of intentional parenting.