Maybe you’ve noticed, but I have children. Three daughters to be exact. The oldest is 11 years old, the middle child just turned 10 years old and the youngest just turned 6 years old. In each age-phase, there are a lot of difficulties to deal with. And always it will be a challenge to find … Continue reading Issues to Solve As a Parent
Showing your child patience through any situation helps show them how to treat others well. This may seem like common sense, but showing our children patience is actually not done enough. I’ve seen a lot of parents lately these past two weeks loose patience with their children. The end of the school year is approaching … Continue reading Patience For Your Children Is Key by Noemi McElearney
The Absolute Fear of Being a Good Parent I was told many things to except when I became a parent. No one mentions the absolute terror that comes with the job. Driving down the main road today after a day out with the little one. Walking up the middle of the road is a 3-year-old Nepalese girl. Yes, you read that right. Now, this road isn’t the main road, but it is a busy B road. We stopped the car, got out and retrieved the child, bringing her to the pavement. The first thing that interested me was the number of people who drove around her and didn’t stop. Not to mention the six people on the pavement stood there watching her wander up the road. What this says about society is a post for another time.
Though this is my second time around, don’t underestimate the woes of toddler tantrums. Oh, the terrible two’s. In my case, it’s the terrible one and half going on terrible two’s. I had forgotten those terrible tantrums. You know the ones I’m talking about. Constant crying and throwing oneself on the floor, inconsolable. Having to … Continue reading Dealing With Toddler Tantrums by Noemi McElearney
She’d said it at least 100 times. “Put your laundry in the hamper.” And most laundry days the kids’ dirty clothes were on the floor. “Really? Again? For the 101st time, put your dirty clothes in the hamper!” This is classic nagging and a great example of a boundary without consequences. Why do you need … Continue reading Nagging = A Boundary Without Consequences. 6 Steps to Stop the Nagging and Get More Cooperation From Your Kids by Fern Weis
Giving your undivided attention can help your children succeed in the long run I come from a family who believes in sticking together but not communicating with each other. This is not helpful. Yes, I understand the importance of family sticking by one another thanks to them. However, I communicated poorly with my family members … Continue reading The Importance Of Spending Quality Time With Your Children by Noemi McElearney
How many times have you heard (or said), “You’re only as happy as your least happy child”? Wink, wink, nod, nod. Its code for ‘My kid is miserable, and so am I.’ I spent a good part of my parenting years going down into the pit with my children. Our family has had more than … Continue reading Being Only As Happy As Your Least Happy Child is Killing You Both by Fern Weis