|Does your home life ever feel like this?|
|Isaac, you can be sweet!|
My children enjoy picking on each other to see what kind of reaction they can get. I am looking for any suggestions to break this horrible habit. I would like a peaceful, happy home! They are pretty good and obedient, etc, I don't want you to get the wrong impression. They play together happily most of the time and I do make sure they don't have too much free time. I think I need to make more of an effort for all of us to work or play together every day.
|Memories are eternal|
I want to retrain my children to be kinder to one another and more considerate of each others' feelings. I find I need to change my focus of child training once in awhile. I know it is time to concentrate on their relationships with each other. I want them to be able to enjoy spending time together when they are adults and to be able to solve any problems that arise without it ruining their relationship. I feel like my focus is changing more to the eternal and preparing them for the rest of their lives not just how they behave right now. Do you get what I'm saying here? I'm sure you do!
|Heading down a new path|
Yelling Update: I'm doing much better. Just being more aware of what I am doing and saying has really helped. I am trying to talk quieter than normal when I feel the yelling coming on and that seems to help. Also, I've noticed they take me more seriously when I speak softer even though they can tell I'm displeased with them. I talked about it at the dinner table with my family the other night and my oldest two children said that they didn't remember me yelling at them when they were little. That gave me encouragement and confidence to change! You can reteach an old dog tricks she used to know!