Laila Ali: "Stabilizer" Parenting Style
I know for certain that I am a Stabilizer. For the most part, I have a method to my decision-making. I pay close attention to detail and review all facts so that I make informative decisions that are beneficial for my family and myself. I use this method not only for making decisions for my family, but I use it in all important aspects of my life.
When it comes to finding information on parenting, for example, I like to gather a wide range from various books and websites; from there my husband and I derive the best answer for all of us. With so many perspectives and opinions, all the information out there can get overwhelming. These types of sources are great tools, especially for learning some basic parenting skills such as bathing and breastfeeding, but it is imperative to find what works for us individually.
My mother is a perfectionist, and over the years I have picked up parts of that quality. She takes the time to gather information, pays close attention to detail and is very reliable. With my friends, I am definitely the one they feel comfortable coming to for advice and answers. They all know that if I do not know an answer or have an opinion, I will take the time to do the research. So, this quality is reflected in both my parenting style and my personal life.
Whether it's parenthood or relationships with my friends and family, I encompass the qualities of a Stabilizer. When the stakes are so high, it is important to me to be as thorough as possible. So far, my approach has worked for me, so I do not plan on changing my ways anytime soon. I am like any other mother and friend—I want the best for the people I love.
Besides being a mom, Laila Ali is best known as a TV personality and world champion athlete.
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