Solving Difficult Problems
Adventures in Parenting also talks about how to solve particularly difficult parenting problems. Don't face it alone, the booklet stresses. Talk to other parents or a trusted friend or relative about the problem. Some of them might be dealing with or have dealt with similar things with their children. They may have ideas on how to solve a problem in a way you haven't thought of. Or they might share your feelings, which can also be a comfort.
Some problems are just too big to handle alone, not because you're a "bad" parent, but simply because of the nature of the problem. It's important to get outside help if needed. Use all the resources you have to solve a problem. Remember: It's not important how a problem is solved, just that it is.
There is no magic formula for good parenting. We can all use some help at times. There's a lot of advice available to parents out there, but keep in mind that RPM3 is based on decades of research. Dr. Alexander says, "The guidelines provide insights about what children respond to, from their parents and their environment."
The adventure of parenting may have its struggle and trials, but it has great rewards as well. RPM3 can help you become a more effective, consistent, active, and attentive parent. – a report from the NIH Word on Health, June 2002