Part 10 – Top Ten Parenting Mistakes

Some parents put so much emphasis on a schedule, rather than involvement, praise, and enjoying their child, it appears that this is what they believe

is good parenting. Over-emphasizing a schedule may indicate that the parent doesn’t know how else to parent and how to attune to their child. However,

schedules are important, because they give the child a sense of order, predictability and security, even if it is important to learn how to adapt to an unusual day.


S. Faye Snyder, PsyD, is a child and forensic psychologist and marriage and family therapist specializing in attachment and trauma. She

is the originator of The Causal Theory, a tangible way of understanding how lifelong behavior and personality traits, healthy and unhealthy,

arise from parenting. Snyder founded the Parenting and Relationship Counseling (PaRC) Foundation, where she is the clinical director.


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Who says kid’s don’t come with a manual? Now they do! Dr Faye believes that parents need good theory as well as clinicians. With good theory they can parent better and self-correct as well.  The Manual is not just for parents, the information enables adults to objectively evaluate their own childhood lessons and even ‘re-parent’ themselves on their own or with the help of therapy.