I could not have said this better myself!
COMMUNICATION is definitely the most important parenting tip! Finding the time to talk to your children about everything and anything is extremely important. Open communication will definitely be the key to positive behavior and respect between you and your child. Communication helps them learn from you; it helps them to truly think about things you discuss; it helps them to understand your values/beliefs and what you believe is important; it helps them become more confident in themselves and their choices because you are valuing them by communicating with them; it can teach them and help them to understand right from wrong, etc.
And yes, always trust your instincts!
Do I have you attention?
Back to school brings out many thoughts for school age children. It also brings out many thoughts for Parents of school age children. Bad thoughts. Negative thoughts.
Do you know how many times in the past two weeks I told a parent to cut themselves some slack? Told them parenting sucks? Let’s just say- enough times to know I needed to blog about this.
Who told you that parenting would be easy? I want names. Because these people should not be allowed to speak if they are going around spreading the lie that parenting is easy. The last easy moment you had was before you held a child in your arms, or held their hand- before you gave birth or signed adoption papers. After that- all bets are off.
I know there are billions of parenting books, articles, websites. I’m pretty sure I have…
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