One Tip: Work with your children and not against them. This is not a caveat to just allowing everyone to run amok and it's not nearly as easy as it sounds. I am hardly a paragon of patience, and often I literally step outside my door and scream in frustration. But when I am able to see my children as having equally valid ways of being in the world, I am able to reassess different ways of seeing things. My way is not always right simply based on me being an adult. And because I can compromise with my kids, they are starting to learn to compromise with me.
|Jude was born TO rebel. Well at least she'll be raised to:)|
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