“Have you been a naughty girl?”, the nurse said to my daughter as she spilled her cup of water on the hospital floor.
My 2-year old looked down in shame; even at that age, I could see that she understood the word ‘naughty’ as she shrunk from her bright, vibrant self, inwards. I felt compelled to say something.
Are you spending as much time as you think you should with your children? My guess is that 99.9% of parents will say no.
This is because we fall into the Ultimate Parent Trap: I’ll spend time with you when….a whole list appears.
And when you’re finally ready, its BEDTIME!
One of the biggest complaints that parents have is that their child does not listen to them. Not just that, we want them to listen without having to shout and we want them to listen to us out of respect and not fear (although we accept fear as a motivator if all else fails)
Let’s take a look into your child’s mind when they are not listening to you.