Â I was recently reading a blog post about a 6 year old child who is showing some odd behaviour. She has just begunÂ grade one at a new school this year.
You can read the full question to my replyÂ and Nikki’s answer at her awesome parenting blog called Guilty ParentsÂ
This isÂ my thought on it…Â
Â It sounds like she might be stressed out by something at the new school, or just by the adjustment.
I have been finding parenting my teenage son to be a bigger challenge now than when he was younger - since he’s older, my “no” response seems to need some polishing - he is responsible, he’s a good kid and I’m very proud of him, but kids just do foolish things - all in fun - and I can’t say for sure that he isn’t one of them!
So what to do?
An example of the seriousness of this issue is driving.
Things have been a little jumbled around here the last few weeks although all in all, not bad.
I haven’t implemented the summer rules fully so thought today would be a good day to start.
No TV time between 10 - 6 is a basic rule and the other is that the girls give me 15 minutes of chore time per day.
So today I finally enforced the rule. And guess what. I’m the proud owner of a clean fridge!
They took some things out that had no business being in there, and cleared a spot of things that belonged in our other fridge that I use for my natural skin care business.