One of my parenting struggles is learning how to live joyfully.
So many things wear me down, especially having to repeat myself over and over. I know it takes a lot of teaching and patience for kids to learn, but simply knowing that doesn't automatically make me patient.
I called it a roadmap because Kiddo loves transportation so much, I thought that it would make it more appealing for him. We worked on it together. Note the street sign shapes that Kiddo picked out for our numbers!
Now Kiddo likes to tell me that he is "expressing gratitude," but usually he tells me this when he is taking responsibility. Um, perhaps a vocabulary lesson is in order.
Myself? I'm working on number 4.
This post has cause me to think a number of times...so I thought I'd just ask. How do you help teach/enforce #3 &4? Mr. Intensity is clueless to gratitude no matter how much we drill him. (Not just saying 'thanks' but seems like he always wants more, or isn't satisfied with what he gets.) And, the "joyfully" seems to only come when he wants to. I'd love any advice. you can email me if you'd rather: luvmyhub at gmail dot com