Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Do you have those? I don't.
But sometimes I think I expect them to be perfect.
My children sometimes encounter situations that they don't know how to handle and, even if they do, they sometimes choose not to do what they should.
And that's where I come in. It is my job to train them.
Every day I need to be aware of opportunities to train them, to teach something for the first time or reinforce what has been taught previously. I need to remind myself not to be surprised when they make wrong choices in their behaviour or attitudes, but to patiently work with them, using discipline when necessary,and including positive reinforcement whenever I see them responding properly.
And if you have those perfect children I've heard about, please let me know!