Behind every decision we make is a rationale that could help our kids can learn and grow.
To have healthy relationships with our children, we should celebrate more than we correct.
I love Home Depot. Before I had kids, it was just another home improvement store that happened to be a few miles closer than its competitor. But now, we’ve discovered their Saturday morning Kids Workshop. To my two-year-old son, they are a magical wonderland of manly things and monthly little construction projects. That is, until last week.
Even if a request from our son would normally be granted, if he asks while whining, the answer is always “no.”
If you have a child, you’ve witnessed pure unashamed selfishness on more than one occasion.
It's easy to forget how much our kids observe and pattern their lives based on ours.
Is your kid acting up because they are bored? Give them a job!
Kids have amazing memories! Even if they can’t communicate it, there’s a good chance they know when they were promised something and you didn’t follow through.
I don’t know who first said this, but it’s a good principle: “Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.”
My son with fake phone:"Hi Dadda. Goodbye.Hi Momma. Goodbye.Hi Adalyn. Goodbye.Hi Grandpa. Goodbye.Hi Grandma. Goodbye."
Turns to me: "Dadda, I talk people!"
Me: "Very good! You could actually say, 'I talk TO people.'"
Son: "No, not TWO people, FIVE people!"
I think most parents spend too much time doing things for their kids.