If you’re making New Year’s resolutions this year, remember less is more. The key to becoming a better and happier parent in the new year is NOT to add on any expectations of yourself that you can’t be successful meeting. You’ll just feel worse. That does no one any good.
Some parents need to spend more time with their kids and actually do more at home so their kids can have a childhood instead of being expected to run the household. My guess is that most parents reading this blog would do better to subtract from what they are presently doing, let go of some of their assumed obligations, know what they are responsible for and drop the rest, and let their children fight or play more on their own with less parental supervision.
Here are some of the things my Facebook followers would like to drop:
~ feeling less anxious
~ always being in control
~ worrying about what I’m doing wrong
~ trying to get him to be the person I want him to be
~ yelling, dictating, interfering, and catastrophizing