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CHANGE YOUR THINKING, CHANGE YOUR CHILD


“I want milk! In a bottie! Where’s my lappie? Where’s Grandma? I wanna call Grammmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaa!! I want Cream Soda. In a blue cup. And a pink joghurt. No! Not THAT spoon! The other one! I want my story! I wanna make a pee! I wanna make a poo! Come wipe meeeeeeee!!! I wanna paint! On red paper! Where’s my clay? …..”( repeat sequence twice on a good night, 5 times or more on a bad )

“I want………………..”

“Ihuh……………”

“…….”

And…….HE’S OUT.

Ah, bedtime. A lesson in avoidance tactics. You can commend my son for creativity.

Which brings me to the point.

Thinking differently .

OLD THOUGHT NEW THOUGHT
His whining is driving me to drink. He is determined.
His fighting sleep is driving me to drink. He has an alert, active mind.
His insisting on watching Disney 309 is driving me to drink. He has an interest in the entertainment industry.
His not wanting to get into a bath is driving me to drink. He is a “Camel man” , outdoorsy, adventurous type.
His not wanting to get out of the bath is driving me to drink. He is experimenting with the properties of water and is scientifically inspired.
His not wanting to eat is driving me to drink. He is able to discern when he is really hungry and thus will never “comfort eat”.
His taking apart toys is driving me to drink. He could become an engineer.
The constant mess he makes is driving me to drink. He has a free spirit.
His yelling is driving me to drink. He could have a future in politics.

See? I have a creative, inquisitive,intelligent, active, assertive child with a future in engineering/television/science/politics.

What’s not to love?

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5 thoughts on “CHANGE YOUR THINKING, CHANGE YOUR CHILD

  1. I missed this one. Lot, perception is reality — right?

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  3. I often find myself having to reframe my thinking otherwise she could drive me insane

  4. Had to laugh over this! Mine’s not sleeping is an over-active mind!

  5. ‘n Hele klompie mense het al vir my gese dit word beter. Sodra dit gebeur sal ek jou laat weet :-)

    Alhoewel Rivan altyd die slaap ding gefight het met ‘n passie, gaan hy deesdae soos ‘n droom bed toe!

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