Sometimes my kids make faces at me like this one because to be honest, well, let’s face it, I have a house to clean, errands to run, dinner to make, laundry to fold, kids to raise, volunteer hours to log, money to make, and many other responsibilities that cannot fully be listed in one blog post. I get stressed out! And when I get stressed out, guess what I do? I get annoyed. That means when my kids ask me a question (which very well may be the 100th question I’ve had that day and it’s only 8:30 am), I start to tense up and use a tone of voice with them that I’m not proud of. I think it sends the message to them that what they have to say is not of value and that I’m not really listening. It also sends the message that I get angry and stressed out when they come to me with an issue, problem, or even a simple comment. I can see why they feel this way, because it’s true! I think part of positive parenting is seeing our weaknesses as parents and working on them a little at a time to try to improve. So, that’s what I will be working on month 2 of the Positively Mommy parenting plan.
I will post next week about how it goes!
Please comment if you struggle with the same issues I do and what you have done to become better. I would love to hear from you!
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