If you have kids, I’m sure there was a time when you asked yourself “why on earth did we agree to this” even if it was only for a brief instant before the thought entered and left your head space, you know what I’m talking about. It’s that moment when your child is doing something atrocious and you think to yourself “why would they do that?”.
We are currently going through a period I’m sure all parents go through ( at least we are telling ourselves this) that is challenging both mentally and physically, The terrible twos as people call it weren’t even a thing for us, no in fact seemingly what he did was save up the twos and the hell-raising threes and we are now living in the Turd (as my friend and his partner called it) 4s.
It may come as some comfort to all of you parents out there that “I am not the only one having these misbehaving moments”, although it may be comforting at least for me, ill even admit I have been praying to the baby Jesus asking for help and guidance on this journey.
When it comes to the topic of discipline for children parents couldn’t be more polarised on the subject with half thinking “well it didn’t do me any harm” and the other half opting for time-out areas and gold star charts, but what do you do when non of those options work? where do parents turn to for advice? after all, all humans are so complex and unique in our ways, what works for my son won’t work for yours and vice versa.
For me the subject of disciplining your child is a minefield, going through it is like your Neo in the matrix (if you’re a fan of the movies you’ll know what I mean if you’re not here is a photo).
Children are so impressionable so if your child is misbehaving do you need to take a look at yourself and how you behave around them? are you giving them enough time or are you glued to your mobile phone in the evenings?
It’s very easy to plonk your child down in front of an iPad whilst you get on with your online shopping or liking your friend’s eyelash or new car photos but is this leading to the breakdown in behaviour? of course, I don’t know the answer I’m an idiot, I’m just speculating at what it could be.
I’d be intrigued to hear some stories from you guys on how you handled misbehaving children, what worked for you? what made the situation worse? I would love to know.
Stay blessed everybody and have a fantastic day.