Monday, January 17, 2011

parenting 101

I know. I've been away for a while. I have very good excuses, but you don't really care and but it's time to get back on the horse.


 Today, we are going to talk about parenting. Are you super excited? Me, too. Lately our house has been a little more contentious than I am really O.K. with, yelling and crying , repeating ourselves over and over and over and that sort of thing. Ugh. I want need to be better at this. I am the grown-up in this house and I can control my anger and frustration like a grown-up. I can put the needs of my children before my petty irritations. I'm currently studying Real Love in Parenting by Greg Baer (as recommended by Julie) and I love the philosophy. I hate reading about the things I am doing wrong. I knew I was doing them wrong before but it hurts more when an expert reiterates it. But I don't want to waste their childhoods arguing with and nagging them. It's too short a time already before they go away and leave me to be grown-ups themselves. It's flying by so fast I can hardly catch my breathe. I want these years to happier ones, for all of us.


Carrie said...

I know you are good mom. This book is just shining light on a different way to approach parenting.

And you are so right! The time is flying fast. Let's just let them be little.

Julie said...

It's an eye opening book. Thanks for reading it with me. We need to go to dinner to discuss our shortcomings :)

overthemoon said...

I don't care what the book says. You are a great mom!

3StinkyBoysAndMe said...

Oh, I'm going to read it! And I'm glad you're back!