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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Have a New Kid by Friday - Dr Kevin Leman

Shortly after Christmas,
some mates and I were chatting
about our angels,
and how they aren't always angels.
A couple mates mentioned 
having read Dr Kevin Leman's book
Have a New Kid by Friday.
And since Ethan and I battle
often,
I thought I'd check it out.

For the most part
this book makes sense.
It's fairly common knowledge
just stuff I'm not good at following through with.
You know,
saying things only once,
following through with consequences,
not getting angry.
Will it change Ethan in 5 days?
Not sure.
But it was a great reminder
that I'm a good mum
and Ethan is a good kid.
I just spoil him a bit too much.

So...
I'm learning.
Not to get angry.
To say things once.
To follow through with what I say.
To give him more independance.
And to remind him
how much I love and
respect him.


2 comments:

Sue said...

Sounds great. Hope his ideas work well for you!

=)

Darlene said...

It is interesting sometimes to read "self help" books, but as far as rearing chilren is concerned, I don't think you need any help at all...you have done a great job with Ethan.