Life and Everyday

What is your parenting flaw?

One again, my new friend Chris Sprad – from EpicParent.tv has touched on something I have been struggling with a TON lately.  I will copy and paste his blog.

 

 

I have hundreds of parenting flaws, but the one that continues to surface in my life is my struggle with showing Team Sprad love.  I love to show them leadership, strength and point them to the future but my kiddos need me to verbally and practically love them.

 

I will show them love by…

 

  • loving on them first thing in the morning
  • providing a nutritional breakfast before school
  • choosing love over a verbal reaction
  • simply listening to their entire story
  • serving them irrationally
  • reading “another” book to them before they fall asleep
  • showing them love instead of a “here’s what you did wrong” 3 point sermon
  • respecting their mind and choices
  • valuing their opinion
  • allowing them to choose their own clothes  (modesty rules!)
  • sitting down and playing Lego’s (that’s where I am headed now)
  • turning off my phone and surrendering it
  • letting my kids break the rules
  • forgetting  their mistake
  • lifting them up in front of others
  • including my kiddos in decisions
  • asking them to speak into my parenting
  • avoid using sarcasm (especially with my youngest one)
  • doing what I say I will do
  • keeping my date night promise
  • quality time – (smokey and the bandit re-runs is not quality time)
  • quantity time – (don’t believe the myth, it does matter how much time you spend with them)
  • touching them – (simple but your kids nee this affection from you)
  • letting them plan dinner
  • allowing them to make the choices

 

Thank you for listening to my rant, but what is your parenting flaw?  What are you struggling with?

 

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Personally….I am strugging with everything related to parenting my K.  She is butting everything I am doing and not doing.  I can’t seem to make this 8 soon to be 9 year old girl listen, reason, help, understand.  When I stop to listen, and try to get on her level, she gets angry.  I have tried listening, being silent to listen to the whole story.  She gets angry.  I have tried the yelling back and telling her how it’s gonna be.  She is soooo angry.  I don’t understand how anything can get past her anger toward me and life.

Being a single parent sucks!!  I hate this.  There is NO back up when there is nothing left for me to do.  Just anger on both our parts.

I don’t have what to do.  I don’t know how to fix it.  I don’t know how tho get her UN-ANGRY.

Suggestions?  Please drop me a line.

 

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