I often wonder about the other actions I take or decisions I need to make to show them what they are worth and capable of not only now but also later in life.
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To begin, make a list of the attitude or mindset you would like to focus on and manifest. This can be anything from thinking more positive than negative thoughts throughout the day, having more patience, or bringing a sense of calm serenity into your life.
I want to capitalize on these moments of HARD by showing them my most nurturing side. I want us to face difficulty as a team! Cheesy sounds good to me, if it means my child's bucket is filled up by me RIGHT when it is the most empty.
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When a natural consequence isn’t readily available, my husband and I do our best to create a response that has clear ties to the action.
There's a lot of debate over discipline in the parenting world, and the issue grows more complicated when kids grow into teens. Whatever side of the line you stand on in the discipline debate, the main thing is that we don't stand in the way of letting natural consequences teach our teens about life.