A new year is always a time of new beginnings!! And if you and your family have been struggling to find peace and happiness, then it might be time for you to change your perspective. Insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Have you been trying to change your child’s behavior or attitude? Have you tried changing yours?
Our Job vs. Their Job
As parents we sometimes forget that it is OUR JOB to set limits, rules, boundaries and consequences. We tend to think that our kids should just automatically follow what their parents say the first time they say it. And in an ideal world of parenting, this would be true. The thing that many parents don’t realize is that it is our kids’ job to TEST AND PUSH those limits, rules, boundaries and consequences. You might think your kids are acting out because they are bad, but they are not. In reality, they are just testing you and the rules you have set. THIS IS HOW KIDS LEARN. Your job is to set them straight every time. Eventually, they will learn the lesson, and the rules will become second nature to them. However, until then, you must correct them, no matter how long it takes.
Change can be difficult at first
Changing your perspective, and in turn your own parenting habits, is hard. Sometimes it’s even hard just to know where to start. The good news is that I, and Parent Coach Terry Manrique, have written a book about just how to do it!! Change Your Perspective; Improve Your Parenting is a guide that will help you to change your mindset and parent more effectively, while giving you tips and tricks to handle real life situations. You will learn about creating rules and boundaries, how to discipline along side giving affirmation, the importance of consistency, how to better communicate with your kids and so much more! Find your copy of Change Your Perspective; Improve Your Parenting here (hard copy or e-book), and start your year off by becoming a better parent!
“Terry and Jamie approach hot topics like rules, consistency, discipline, and affirmation in a way that will change the way that your family operates. I’ve spent less time worrying and sweating the small stuff and more time enjoying the beautiful ride of parenthood. Change Your Perspectives has been a game-changer for our family, and I highly encourage every parent to read this book (the sooner the better!!).” –Ashly DePew