WELCOME! I hope you enjoy sharing in the joy, frustrations and huge learning curve that I am experiencing as a mother. Through the 9 years of being a mom, I have appreciated those who not only listened, but also have helped by offering encouraging words and ideas. Because of past help I have recieved, I decided to pass on ideas at least once a week and hopefully get some more from YOU! If you know of other parents who would appreciate this-please share it with them. Let's enjoy the journey.
I really enjoy the Family Minutes on the Radio with Mark Merrill. My friend sent this to me and I really like it. Its a tool you can use when your child has done something wrong (this could only be used for children old enough to read and write). After I have found that that have done something wrong, often, my child gets really upset and angry. This worksheet really helps the child identify the problem and the feelings they are having. They take it to their bedroom and work on this worksheet. When they are done then they bring it to you and you can discuss it together. I have used it a few times and it really helped. By the time my boy brought me the paper, he wasn't upset anymore and he was ready to discuss the problem. Not to mention I was ready as well. Try it and let me know if it worked for you. You may have a technique that already works well for you, please share. Here is the link if you want to be able to print this out to use. Thanks Lisa for sharing this with me! http://www.familyminute.com/tools/training-tools/think-about-it