“‘The ‘cool’ guys made fun of me.’ My heart BROKE for my son. But I also encouraged him. He needed to understand it’s NORMAL.”
“Your timing couldn’t have been more perfect.”
“When I was a kid, it was clear parents expected us kids to ‘behave.’ Some days are super hard. I’m going to hold onto this moment to remind me of how easy some days can be, too.”
“Our apartment was located near bars. 8 days after moving in, we found out we were pregnant. Life did an immediate 180. We’d wake up, look at Snapchat, and watch all of the fun we were missing out on. When we heard our baby’s heartbeat flutter for the first time, we knew we’d do anything for that little person living inside me.”
“His little body leaped off the ground and dove for the iPad in my lap. In between hiccups, coughs, deep gasps, he said, ‘MOMMY… I… NEED… IT.’ I replied a stern, ‘No, baby. You do NOT need it.’ Then, mommy did the unthinkable. ‘We’re going on an adventure.'”
“‘I love you enough to NOT give you everything you want.’ She rolled her eyes, clearly unwilling to accept this truth, and asked to be left alone. So, I walked away and closed the door behind me.”
Any effort toward being 100 percent consistent with boundaries, limits, and routines will seriously improve children’s behavior.