Cupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Trend: 2019 New Age Parenting TrendsCupid's Pulse Article: Parenting Trend: 2019 New Age Parenting Trends

By Bonnie Griffin

Gender reveal parties were all the rage last year. They’re becoming more passé in 2019. Having all of your friends and family show up just to set off an elaborate reveal of your baby’s gender may not be at the top of your list as a new parent, especially if you are a new age parent who doesn’t want to push your baby into gender norms before they are even born. Instead of gender reveals there are many new parenting trends popular in 2019.

Move over gender reveal parties, there are new age parenting trends this year.

Everyone has their own parenting style. Some parents are strict, some constantly worry about all the perils their children may face, and some are relaxed and prefer to let their children make their own decisions from a young age. There is no one set “right” way to parent your children. Each parent gets to choose their own personal parenting style. Let’s take a look at some popular parenting trends for 2019:

1. Parenting with an authoritative edge: You may not be a very strict or overprotective parent, but you teach your children to respect your authority. Authoritative parents make it clear they aren’t pushovers by setting firm rules. Parents who practice an authoritative parenting style have expectations for their children, and they provide them with the resources and support needed to succeed. They are great at listening to their children as well, but they also believe in fair discipline if their children break the rules.

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2. Subscriptions: Parents are taking subscriptions to a level far beyond just using Amazon Prime. Parents are using subscriptions for all things baby including toys, diapers, baby food, and even postpartum recovery items. The convenience of skipping the store with the stroller is a far greater help through online shopping and parents love it!

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3. Audiobooks: Parents are looking for ways to limit screen time. Audiobooks offer a great alternative to sitting your children in front of the TV for a little quiet time. It gives parents something to help distract the kids when needed, or it can help at bedtime to get them lying still and calming down before they fall asleep. It is a great alternative to television with the added benefit of them learning a new book.

Gender reveals used to be the greatest thing for new parents, but this year it’s more about the children and convenience in the new age. Let us know some of your parenting style or your favorite methods of convenience as a parent below.