When it comes to parenting, I feel like I’m always at war with at least one of the little peeps in my household. Even basic stuff like brushing teeth, bedtime, and meals are cause for battle.
In an age of permissive parenting, are we focused more on our children’s feelings than what’s good for them? Sometimes I wonder.
I like to see my kids happy as much as the next mom, but I’m quite fine allowing them to “suffer” when it comes to following the rules and basic principals our family holds dear. While I wish my kids loved everything I deem necessary, they don’t. They won’t - and that has to be OK.
See, I’ve got a bigger vision than a pouty kid at bedtime. I’m focused on what that well-rested kid will be capable of tomorrow for having had a good night’s sleep.
When I really stopped to consider the battles worth fighting in my house, I came up with 7 that I like to call “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids”; check ‘em out!
What are else do “highly effective kids” need?
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