How can we get our kids to be nice people?
Be nice people ourselves!
But they need discipline, too.
Discipline means ‘child training’.
What are we training kids to be?
Many parents send the message,
“Be pleasant and do what I tell you“
But, what the kids hear them saying is,
“I’m the parent. I can do whatever I like while I order YOU around!”
When parents either: 1- walk around angry and complaining, or 2- drudgingly drag themselves through life like martyrs, it makes ‘being an adult’ look pretty miserable! Who would want to follow that example?
Not me! I decided long ago I would NEVER forget how to have fun!
Sometimes a little thing like FUN can steer kids in the right direction, making the right thing seem a better choice than the wrong.
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Never forget how to have fun, and learn to have fun with your children, and you’ll be the parent they want to follow as an example.
Discipline is important, too. Please see more on DISCIPLINE here.
LOVE YOUR KIDS AS THOUGH YOU WON’T HAVE THEM TOMORROW, AND TEACH YOUR KIDS AS THOUGH THEY WON’T HAVE YOU TOMORROW!
Love to you and yours,
Kids and Parents need all the help they can get.