I loved the comments you left on last week's Giveaway Friday post so much, I wanted to post a couple of them before announcing the winner! • Follow through with discipline. • No matter what, at the end of the conversation, the kid needs to know that above all things, you love him.(I think it’s the best because it’s the hardest. I tend toward the Disappointed aura, I’m afraid.) • Make you’re on the same page with your spouse about discipline and be CONSISTENT! • LOVE your children and make sure they know it. tell them often and show it. • Have regular (sit down at the table together) family dinners. Turn your phones and the TV off and spend time together talking and sharing. • Follow your intuition as a parent. It’s great to listen to others and get lots of advice, but ultimately, you will know what is best for your child. Follow your gut instinct. • Let your children self instruct. DO NOT tell them things they already know. Children have to be taught how to behave well, but once you know that they know…let them do the teaching. Works like a charm and helps your children learn how to accept responsibility for themselves. • Do the most important stuff first, the other stuff like laundry and dishes will wait for you. I tend to enjoy my kids more when I remember this.
I'm so grateful to have such brilliant people reading and commenting. I needed a couple of those comments this week. And I had an epiphany parenting moment today with G-Man that I'll share later.
This week's winner?
Ellen! You're the winner! (Ellen, by the way, is one of the kindest and most amazing people I've had the good fortune to meet. She is insanely talented, is one of the most service-oriented people I know, and she blogs daily here.) Email me your address at macy [at] macyrobison [dot] com.
Come back this Friday for a giveaway from the fabulous ladies of Mercy River!