I’ve done pretty well about reading every day this week (except for today). It’s just a reminder to be a good parent, if nothing else.
Today’s reading was not putting kids in roles.
I was thinking I did pretty well at this too, but I think it’s almost more describing the behavior instead of saying “you’re mean” or whatnot.
One thing I do is age roles. I do expect Conner to be more responsible, and I expect less of Spencer — and while that’s fine to a point I need to start expecting more of Spencer, and perhaps letting lose with Conner a bit.
A lot of the chapter focused on how to expect the best out of all of your kids, not what they’ve done prior. I think that’s something we can all focus on a little more.
Next chapter’s on fighting. As if my kids fight. 🙂