For one, spend time with them doing fun stuff but do t be breathing down their neck all the time if that makes sense. Being over protective at an early age will cause then to be more rebellious later on in life
3 months ago
Last edited at 7:25PM on 1/24/2014
The one thing I notice about parents now that I'm a grandmother and spend lots of time around small children anyway, is that parents manage their children more than they enjoy them. Its a busy life and theres house stuff, cleaning, rest, laundry cooking and messes to clean up and most parents do all that, but they don't spend enough time enjoying the children. When I'm with my little one's I'm on the floor. I play with them wrestling, making tents, looking at books, block building, pulling them around in empty boxes, encouraging "make pretend" and imagine or just watching Paw Patrol, bubble guppies or Oomi Zoomi and naming stuff for them to repeat. We sing and act silly together. Parents forget to make the time to just play. In between doing the "Business" management of having children. They like me a lot cuz I'm more fun. I know parents have a lot to do but I think mom and dad have a job to teach their children and fun is learning too. The parents dress their kids who fuss and revolt , I dress them and they laugh through it and are cooperative. to me the Business is pleasure too. I wish I did it more often when mine were younger. they grow so fast.