If you haven't already watched your child go through something serious, think about what that might feel like. Imagine them coming home or calling you with a pressing matter, especially if it's a situation you have discussed over and over with them.
Guest blog post: While the ‘good cop bad cop’ approach works in interrogations, it isn’t the best approach to use when raising your child. Something I have learned and subscribe to is that both parents need to be in agreement when addressing their children so as to avoid any confusion.
I was a young mom, but I continued a lot of old school practices. I appreciated most of my upbringing, like my family's religious beliefs, morals and values, and overall mannerable way of life.
There were so many talks I did not receive as a child that I've tried my best to ensure I had with my sons.
You've spent so much time acting as your child's friend that they don't look to you for guidance and support. You're older, but you're no different than one of their peers.
There is a saying that many of us heard growing up, "I wasn't born last week." I seriously think our kids almost believe that or something very similar.
Unfortunately, some very evil and miserable people want you to be the same way. Whatever isn't going right or working out for them, they wish that upon you.
As parents, it is good to give some leniency and begin to trust that everything you've taught your children will prevail. However, it can be tough sometimes when you think of the repercussions they may face should they not follow the blueprint you've given them.
Do I get everything done on my schedule each day? NOT AT ALL! However, I focus on getting as much done as possible.