Monday, 27 May 2013

Handy parenting hint

 
 
One of the best bits of parental advice I have been given by a friend is this:
 
If your child is having a case of the attitudes, if they shout or speak to you in a rude manner, if they forget to say please, or thank you....
 
to help them think about their manner and give them time to take a breath and regroup,
 
 
say, "I think you should try that again."
 
 
This has been brilliant for me with my sometimes moody brood! It helps to diffuse overwhelming emotions - on both sides! Of course, there are times when a little person's emotions are completely out of control and in need of a different strategy, but 4 times out of 5, this works a treat.
 
So, thanks, Deb! Mwah!!
 
 
Do you have a favourite handy parenting hint to offer?
What helps to calm your little people down?
 
 
On another note, we had another 'magic day' yesterday - the weather was glorious, and we took the opportunity to head east to Cheyne's Bay/Beach, hence the photo at the top. Beautiful day!
 
Hoping you all had a lovely weekend.
 
 
xx
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

  1. i so need a new child calming tactic right now-thanks! visiting via christina lowry x

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    1. Thank you.... and I'll thank Deb, too!

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  2. I thought you were going to say ... go to the beach! I find that works well for calming down moody small people! :)

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    1. That's my method for calming down! :)

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