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FXBG MOMS - Know Your Mom "Faith"

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FXBG MOMS PRES the Fourth Installment of Our "Know Your Mom" Web Series with FXBG MOM Faith. Fredericksburg Parenthood, Fredericksburg Mom, Fredericksburg Mother, Fredericksburg Parenting The single most important thing you can do for your children is to let them know you're absolutely crazy about them. Tell them often that they are terrific. Say, "You are the best thing in my life." Research shows that these kinds of messages make kids resilient and help them deal with disappointment, rejection, and the other unpleasant stuff that life routinely hands out. Surprisingly, a lot of children don't know how much their moms and dads appreciate them, and that's because parents aren't getting the message across. Make a conscious effort to be positive -- even when you're setting limits. Instead of criticizing a kid for fighting with a sibling, for example, say something like, "I know that's not your best effort. I'm sure you love your brother a lot more than you're showing him now." That lets your child know you have faith in him, that you believe in him -- and what can beat that? Spotsylvania Parenthood, Spotsylvania Mom, Spotsylvania Mother, Spotsylvania Parenting Every night, parents should ask themselves, "If my child had only my behavior to learn from today, what would I have taught him?" Probably the most common mistake moms and dads make is that we say one thing and do another. We give our children lectures on self-control and patience, and then explode when we get caught in traffic. We tell them not to gossip, and then turn around and do just that. We urge them to be honest, then let an 11-year-old order from a menu for kids under 10. Fredericksburg Parenthood, Fredericksburg Mom, Fredericksburg Mother, Fredericksburg Parenting That's not to say parents have to be perfect. But when we fall down on the job, we need kids to learn from our mistakes. If you lash out at your child when you're feeling stressed out, for example, you should go back later and say, "I was wrong for yelling at you that way. I should have stayed calmer. I'm sorry." By doing so, you're teaching your child the importance of respect and forgiveness. If you're dealing with a challenging situation, you need to let your child see you're doing your best to cope. When you acknowledge the difficulty ("We're all worried because Daddy has lost his job, but everything will be okay"), you're showing your child that you can manage tough times -- and that will help him learn to do the same. Stafford Parenthood, Stafford Mom, Stafford Mother, Stafford Parenting Having special little customs gives you and your child an opportunity to connect, no matter what else is going on. Spotsylvania Parenthood, Spotsylvania Mom, Spotsylvania Mother, Spotsylvania Parenting Cooking a simple meal together, reading a story every night, planting a garden, playing a favorite board game -- these are the kinds of rituals that kids love. Be creative: One father I know got into the habit of "shaving" with his 5-year-old son every morning, giving him foam and a toy razor. Another gets up early every Friday to take his daughter out to breakfast before they head off to work and school. Fredericksburg Parenthood, Fredericksburg Mom, Fredericksburg Mother, Fredericksburg Parenting It doesn't really matter what your ritual is, as long as it's something you and your child both enjoy. It's important that you continue doing it, even when you're frustrated with your child. This isn't a privilege that you take away as a punishment. It's something sacred that you do, every night or every week or every month, as a way to connect. Stafford Parenthood, Stafford Mom, Stafford Mother, Stafford Parenting http://youtu.be/VbDI86TyWlM Video Created by FXBG.TV (www.FXBG.tv) and marketed by VA Website Solutions (www.VAWebsiteSolutions.com)