As parents, we have so many decisions to make. And we are very aware that — for better or worse — the decisions we make impact our children. So how do we know that we’re making decisions that won’t hurt them in the long run? One “imperfect” parent explained how guilty she felt because she didn’t know how to help her daughter whose friendwas being mean to her.

Because there is so much pressure to make good decisions, it’s important to have a strategy for making them. Not only will a strategy help you be parent more consistently, but it will also help you feel more confident because you’ll know how to choose between different options.

One strategy you can use is to turn your values into expectations. This strategy becomes your North Star — a guide you can depend on when you have to make a decision that will affect your child.

In this video, I’ll tell you more about the strategy, including 3 easy steps you can take to start using it (and take some pressure off of you!) immediately.