they talk back
they won't eat
these summer days get me every single year!
and recently i've been doing some deep prayer and reflection on my parenting
i'm not the best mom in the world
some would say i'm the meanest mom ever
but we all want reassurance we are doing it right
we look for signs
are they where they should be at their checkup, on the report cards
do they excel at things
will they function well as an adult
are they going to be a good citizen
these are things that run through my mind
when my son is blatantly refusing to listen
ohh the ever slippery slope of parenting or life in general
their kids never talk back
they listen ever time
his home is always clean
she reads 20 minutes every day
well in the last few weeks i have came to the conclusion that there are some things i need to change, i have spent many days and tears trying to figure out how to fix them, but really it's me that needs fixing
parenting advice for myself
- put down the phone, walk away from the computer - you know it's bad when your 3 year old says Mommy put your phone down
- don't say it unless you mean it
- talk to them
- avoid taking the easy punishment to get what you want - go to your room, i will spank you
- try not to yell back
i read a quote today
You are here.
Kids are smart.
My kids are smart.
They need more of me.
They need me to to be present.