It's OK to be human

It's OK to be human - I read so many different parenting magazines and guides and books, you would think I should be the perfect parent by now. But I am human. I know that long lectures don't get me anywhere. I know that engaging in an argument with my child doesn't work, yet I too do it. Remember we are human. Realize when you have made a mistake and let your kids know you did and then show them how you can learn from it.

After a particularly long lecture to my daughter, I realized she was tuned out. I simply said, I am sorry, I know better than to lecture you like that, I guess I let my passion get the best of me. My daughter then looked at me with interest. I said, I will try to do better next time. So I made real effort the next time I WANTED to lecture and I said - I could lecture you for a long time, but I think I will let you know - I believe in you and believe you can do better - you are amazing and smart so I am sure you would know what my lectures would say so I will let you think about what you think I would say and leave it at that.

By Support Last updated: 15 November 2013, 15:57