Oh, I try so hard to be that sweet patient mother that all of you are. The ones that quietly rationalises the offenses with their children, gets them to sweetly tow the line and then still be all together together. Can't be done sorry! I lose my temper. I get impatient. I grit my teeth and smile when actually I really want to frown. In fact I sometimes want to run around screaming like they do when they can't get their own way. I am clearly an alien living on the wrong planet. I am surrounded by Perfect Parents (absolutely no sarcasm in that comment - they really do look like that). The worst being that this week we are doing our webinar on discipline - and of course the same week I am hosting this discussion, I find a bunch of hooligans in my company. They behaved so well last week and even yesterday - no angels mind you- but they were 'fairly compliant' - but not today!
So I am starting to realise that maybe this webinar could just be for me. I need real handles all the time. What worked a year ago doesn't work now. They get older and due to such impressive schooling habits with an incredible teacher (that would be me:) - they are getting smarter and know how to talk their way out of so many situations. They've learnt how to lie well! Ooooooh yours are Christian are they? Funny mine are too and yet they know how to tell lies with a straight face.
So looking forward to this week's webinar. I think we need fresh perspective all the time on how to train up our children, how to make a difference in their lives so that they make a difference in others. Our children are always changing and though our values stay the same, how we mentor them has to change as they change.
So join us for this week's discussion, come ask some questions and share some wisdom. No one who participates in these webinars is pretending to be an expert but just willing to share some of the lessons we have learnt along the way.