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#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 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.



#9 Baroness Bubbles

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

#10 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.

#11 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.

#12 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

#13 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.

#14 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

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


#15 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.




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