2 Slick Moves To Parent… Pro- Wrestling Style

By Ethan Millard on December 28, 2017

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Ever feel like your kids are trying to take you down?  Like they’re working on a new wrestling move to knock you off your parenting game?  If you’re not careful, they put you on the ropes.

Pro wrestling might not seem like a great place for advice, but Fred Riley has some ideas on parenting- Hulk Hogan style.  It’s all about unity.

Stay United

Wrestlers put on a united front and you and your partner should do the same thing.  Make sure you and your partner know you have each other’s back and that you’re excited to parent together.

Your kids should feel the energy behind your parenting.  They need to know that when they’re in the ring with you, they’re in the ring with your partner.

Kids find the weak link because they’re masters at that.  You have to be totally united.  Communicate well and stay on the same page.

Tag Out!

Exhausted?  Do your kids have you in a choke hold?  Against the ropes?  Tag out!

When one wrestler is tired or injured, the other enters the ring.  It’s called “tagging out”.  As parents, you need to work smarter not harder and not be all by yourselves.

Tagging out prevents burnout where you end up saying or doing something you regret.

Keep one arm reaching over the rope ready for the tag.  Be there for your partner.  Remember that you don’t always know when your partner really needs help.  Don’t enter too early and undermine them.

When you tag into the parenting ring, just pick up where your partner left off.  Don’t try to do a better job and undermine their work.



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