Jump to content

New Years Parenting Resolutions!


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 lucky 2

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:52 PM

Instead of the usual NY resolutions (which I don't do anyway), I want to make some parenting resolutions to tackle some of the less enjoyable (or downright irritating) child behaviours that my lovely (most of the time) dd is exhibiting.
I've called them parenting resolutions because I believe with consistent parental strategies I "could" overcome some of these behaviours but I acknowledge I am inconsistent with my parenting as my energy and mood goes up and down. So these behaviours continue.

The ones that I want to work on with my 8yo dd are-
- whinging
- combing own hair
- taking some responsibility for tidying own room/looking after belongings
That's it for the moment ie they are the ones bugging me today wink.gif .

Perhaps you can help me with mine and I can help you with yours unsure.gif biggrin.gif  .

#2 Natttmumm

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:57 PM

Stop the fighting! That's all but not sure how ohmy.gif

#3 lucky 2

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Is that between you and child or btn siblings?
For me it is fighting with my child as she is an only.

#4 gabbigirl

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

Ooh I need help.
  Getting of my almost 3 yo's dummy.
Helping my children not scream when I leave them ay daycare.  They go three days a week and there is not one day that one of them doesn't scream hysterically when I leave.   they have been going for years, and stop as soon as I leave but the hysterics, and clothes pulling (mine) that goes on sh*ts me to tears.

#5 tickledpink72

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:41 PM

Mine are:

  • Getting my soon to be 3 year old toilet trained
  • Ditching the dummy!


#6 R2B2

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Just to be a better parent in general sad.gif

#7 muminbusiness

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:49 PM

The dummy fairy is fantastic! Tie the dummy to a tree and explain the dummy fairy needs it for a tiny fairy baby and then the dummy dairy leaves a gift in place of the dummy:)

#8 Great Dame

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

I would like to get ds to be more responsible too.  I just find it easier to do it myself than nag/harass/ask him to do it.



#9 50ftqueenie

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:59 AM

I would just like to survive DS's toddler years. DD was so easygoing I knew there was no chance a second child would be as easy. I want to stop and enjoy the moment rather than wishing he was 3 already.  Aargh, toddlers!  They are so infuriating.



#10 Kenzi_Bubble

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:17 AM

I want to enjoy my DD more, removing habits I accidentally created so I don't get frustrated that she is acting like a 4 year old lol

#11 BadCat

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

I want to force DS to be more independent and brave insstead of shutting down when he doesn't know how to do something or will find it embarrassing.  It's an ongoing process and he's doing well but the big push is this year because he starts high school and he needs to sort out his own problems with teachers and such.

For DD I want to just keep the lines of communication open as she navigates the bumpy waters of puberty and adolescent social politics.  She's doing fine so far.  Let's hope it stays that way.

#12 tidey2

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

Get rid of my 2.5 year olds bottle - tick. He voluntarily throw it in the bin yesterday.

Get him toilet trained. So far this is a massive fail. He actually sat on the toilet yesterday (win) but then went outside and poo'd in the garden (fail).

Help him deal with the newest thing - separation anxiety.

Prepare him for the arrive of his new sibling.

Be a more active parent and play with him instead of prioritising everything else and just enjoy being with him.

#13 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:56 AM

For the 4 year old

- try and be more patient and yell less.
- get her more involved in the kitchen and garden

For the 1 year old

- cut back on excessive dummy use
- read more books to her

#14 lucky 2

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Patience is a big one- so I need more rest/go to be earlier/turn off computer.
Finish reading a book that was recommended on EB called "Unconditional Parenting- moving from rewards and punishment to love and reason".
Stop hiding, start living.

#15 Mummytoyou

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

.

Edited by lifehacker, 13 January 2013 - 11:35 AM.


#16 lucky 2

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE
See everyone settle into school well - we have one starting yr 12, one yr 7, one year 1 and one kindy so it's kind of a big year for all of those 4!

Wow, what an amazing convergence of big years! You'll have your work cut out for you.
Good thing to get organised early original.gif .
Earlier bedtime for dd is another of my aims.
Ah, consistency is probably the theme.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Britain's youngest parents: mother 12, father 13

A 12-year-old schoolgirl and her 13-year-old boyfriend are believed to have become Britain?s youngest parents, after the birth of their baby girl earlier this week.

When Prince George met Bilby George

Prince George has met an Aussie marsupial named after him in his first official engagement in Australia.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Pregnant woman dies after doctor removes ovary instead of appendix

When a UK woman went to hospital suffering appendicitis, doctors mistakenly removed her healthy ovary - with tragic consequences.

The milestones I can't wait to celebrate

Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.

How you develop in your baby's first year

Just as babies undergo rapid growth as they learn and change in their first year, we?re learning and changing quickly as parents, too. Don?t underestimate the developmental stages you go through when you have a baby.

Can you make your baby smarter even before birth?

A product new to Australia claims to help babies be born "as intelligent as possible", but not all experts agree on the benefits of educating babies while still in the womb.

How a mother's love helped unearth the skills of an autistic savant

Autistic savant Ping Lian Yeak, a prodigious artist who has had his work shown all over the world, couldn't have done it without the support and love of his proud mum.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

A tiny heart: a baby?s death gives life to another

Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere, a little girl?s heart is beating today because of him.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

The options given to women to help them cope in labour have barely changed in years.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Ideas for recording baby milestones

Get the props, lights and camera ready to record the milestone moments in your baby's first months and years. Tip: set a reminder in your phone (or jot it in a calendar) to make sure you remember it every month.

From penis amputation to fatherhood

After a botched circumcision as a child, Mike Moore was left without a penis. Years later, and after meeting the right surgeon, he was able to become a dad - naturally.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Your baby's first shoes, made with your own hands

Imagine someone saying to you, "Your baby?s shoes are magnificent, where?d you get them?" And you reply, "Oh, these? I made them."

Mother bites off pit bull's ear to save toddler

What would you do if your child was being attacked by a vicious dog? One mother recently had to learn the hard way.

Couple dies 15 hours apart after 70 years of marriage

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Behind the scenes of Kate and George's cuddly photo

Every face is partially obscured, but there's no denying the happiness and love in the faces of the royal mum and bub.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Your baby?s developmental roadmap

Caring for your new baby can feel like driving along a dark highway without a GPS: you know your destination ? a happy, healthy human being ? but you?re not sure whether you?re heading in the right direction.

Breaking out of the isolation of motherhood

There can be many reasons for mummy isolation ? and you don?t have to be a new mother to feel like you're often doing it all alone. Here, mums share their stories of feeling isolated, and what they do to try to break out of it.

The billionaire baby with $10,000 worth of prams

When money is no object you can go all out when it comes to baby transportation, as this billionaire socialite has shown.

Medication helps depressed mums to breastfeed

Breastfeeding mums are often told their medication may pass into their milk, but a new study suggests the benefits of taking antidepressants are greater than any risks to baby.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.