The opposite of calm is hurry. If you feel like you have to hurry all the time, then you will never be calm. Also, if you feel like you have to hurry through your teaching interactions with your children then you will also have a harder time staying calm. Don’t let your desire for being efficient ruin your ability to be calm. William Jordan, the great philosopher said:
The first sermon in the world was preached at the Creation. It was a
“What about when they say, “I didn’t hear you” as their reason/excuse for not following instructions…but you think they must have?”
This is a classic! It is either one of two things. Either your child really didn’t hear you, or she just lied to try to make the reason she didn’t follow instructions look like your fault instead of hers.
If you are constantly hearing this excuse for instructions not being followed, then you should first ask yourself, Continue reading
As I was thinking about what question would beneficial to answer today on M*, I realized I had just answered questions this morning on television which might be of interest to M* readers. Today my husband and I had a great day with Debbie and Ron on The KJZZ morning show hosted by KUTV2 news station. I hope these video clips will be interesting and useful to you and your family. Today’s topic was consequences and how to choose them. Remember, “Home should be the safest place to make mistakes.” (Parenting A House United)
Below are the links to the two segments we appeared in.
Segment one: http://connect2utah.com/content/fulltext/?cid=79502
Segment Two: http://connect2utah.com/media_player.php?media_id=119902
Last month we also appeared on the show and will on the second Friday of each month. Below are the links to last month’s segments. Continue reading
There are certain skills I teach my children for successful communication in my home. Two of the main skills are Following Instructions and Accepting No Answers. These are two of the basic skills for showing respect to parents and for learning how to respect any authority, even God. People who can’t do these basic skills are very noticeable in society.
However, learning these skills takes lots of practice and really goes against our selfish tendency to disconnect and Continue reading