“Now it looks like ‘Ok, I’m coming, but I’m so tired I may fall asleep right in this glass of wine.'”
6. Don’t dress them. Your princess wants to be Elsa today? Great. Let it the freak go and let her do her. Your son doesn’t want to wear his rain coat? Let him get wet and learn for himself.
“I had big plans to be a ‘good mom’ this summer. There were going to be chore charts, reading goals, daily letter writing practice, and cursive classes.”
“It starts with us — the parents. Kids cannot even think at the maturity level needed to break a behavior cycle, let alone do anything about it.”