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 )
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?