Hope all of you enjoyed a peaceful Thanksgiving. If Black Friday is your thing, hope that was fun too! (I much prefer being home and leaving the super-sales to those brave souls willing to camp out in the cold then brave the crowds. Ain’t nuthin’ in particular I need that I can’t get at some other time; I’m sure I was a tad tired after hosting Thanksgiving. (No major mishaps this year, except Hubby and I BOTH forgot making the ham; we remembered as he was carving the turkey just before we sat down for dinner. Oh well. It’s in the fridge waiting for Christmas!
So: In my Election Day post I promised a few tips a parent might consider to make the journey more manageable:
*Talking with professionals who deal with kids on a regular basis can be very helpful. If you’re struggling, get in touch with a teacher, pediatrician, psychologist, related service provider (i.e., physical, occupational or speech therapist) or behaviorist.
*Read parent forums and use information there as a springboard to give you an idea of what your child’s need might be. Remember that none of that information is gospel and should be used only as a guideline for further action that might be necessary.
*Talk to other parents, especially those who have “been there and done that.” Their experience might definitely inspire and/or benefit you!
*Finally, and possibly most vital, look at your own motives and your own behavior. My behavior shouldn’t be be driven by what I want. It’s about guiding my kids to be the best adults they can be by providing them an opportunity to learn via discipline.
Hope this is helpful! Please feel free to share any thoughts, ideas, experiences, etc in the comments and/or on my Facebook page. And if the content speaks to you, sharing the word on your own social media pages helps spread the word!
As always, many thanks for your time here–it is greatly appreciated!
Have a peaceful day,
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