Um, I was clearly kind of punchy on Sunday.
Below is my second of 2 podcasts. The basic point I am trying to make is that whether or not our kids have impulse control issues, it’s still super important to have a discipline game plan.
I remember my husband telling me, “Sweetie, we simply need to find a target and aim at it reasonably.” My response, “Yes, but what do you do when the target is always moving!”
Here’s the top things that worked for me
1. Find a support group (This blog, a private group I have)
2. Be open with friends (I have some awesome folk in my life)
3. Pray (It really works)
4. Find a prayer support group
6. Set goals for yourself
7. Be honest – some days just suck. There’s no point in pretending otherwise. Just know you can always start over.
8. Yes, really, you START OVER. Every second that passes is a new opportunity to start fresh.
9. Focus on the kid and his/her gifts, not just the tics.
10. Work on accepting the tics you can’t change, changing the tics you can, and having the wisdom to know the difference.
This is a marathon, people, not a sprint. How I wish I had someone tell me that 6 years ago. But now I’m learning.
And, by the video below, I clearly also need a break! It’s coming! Our renter is all moved in and in 10 days, (count ’em) Rex and I are going to Oktoberfest for the weekend sans rugrats. Woooot!