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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Parenting tips?

OK, I admit I do not know enough. My oldest son is one of those "challanging" children, very smart, curious, and no common sense. He came in from playing outside smelling like gasoline. So...I am requesting any parenting tips. I am particularly interested in any that do not involve "hitting" or otherwise touching the child in an angry manner.

What was one time your parents really made an impact on you? What worked? What didn't? What methods made you angrier? What calmed you down? Anything really make you think?

Some things to ponder...when sent to my room to "think about what you did" all I ever did was contemplate how angry I was and how I could make my parents sorry. When my Mom would spank us all that ever taught me was that it was okay to hit people smaller than you when you were angry. I do remember having to go back and shut the door correctly some incredibly almost forever amount, like 20 or something. I was much better about shutting the door right after that one.

So any thoughts? Please, lots of comments!


Anonymous Amy said...

It's gruesome but maybe you should show him how peoples lives can be horribly affected by fire and burns. Maybe you could find a book or a website that, without being too graphic, can illustrate how much pain and suffering people with burns go through... IF they live.

Good luck. Again, I can relate. Let me know what you come up with.

Thu Jun 23, 02:24:00 AM MDT  

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