When a baby is born, he/she does not have instructions attached …AT ALL.
As parents we have to learn about the our own baby. As they get older, they start to understand words like No, Yes, Come here, Ma-ma and Da-da. Somewhere in the “terrible 2’s parents get scared. The kids start running around the stores, saying No to the parents, falling out on the floor at any given time, crying because they can’t have gum, candy, or a toy. Exploring and getting into things around the house, biting others, getting out of bed because they don’t want to take a nap.
In this blog entry I’m going to break down ( in my Knowledge) areas that were important when I was raising Mar’Neishia.
One of my favorite Bible Scriptures is Proverbs 22:5-7 (New International Version) 6 Train [a] a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Quiet at the Movies
A lot of parents don’t like taking their kids to the movies because they make too much noise, wont sit still, and disturb others ( kicking their chairs, turning around looking at them). There is NO reason for a parent to miss out on a family outing because they can’t find a way to make their kids quiet. Make sure you have a Pep talk…. AT HOME .When you are speaking to your kids, make sure they are all around. Sit in a chair so that they can surround you while you speak. Eye contact is a MUST when you are explaining NEW RULES to them. Kids and adults sometimes don’t do well with NEW rules.
Tell your children… LISTEN we’re going to the movies today. And inside the movie we watch TV ( use that word because they understand what that is), we don’t talk, we don’t kick people chairs, we don’t run, we SIT DOWN. Before we go in the movies, we stop and get popcorn, hotdog’s, pop, or candy. Once we sit down, and the lights go out, WE DO NOT GET UP. WE DO NOT TALK! We sit in our chairs and we watch the movie. Now, at some point either when the popcorn is gone, or they start to get bored, they will TEST YOU. LOL Oh yes, look for it to happen. LOL But —-> Look over and give them the eye and let them know they KNOW the rules. See when you run back things to kids, they are FORCED to remember it. So by reminding them of the rules, in their minds its sorta like a contract. Okay momma took us to the movies today, we got popcorn and candy, I must complete my part of the deal. And so this is what will make them sit back finish the movie, or fall asleep. Children are going to only act in a why that you allow them. When you speak up or say something they asume you mean Yes, or its okay. Its so important to always pay attention to what they are doing, children speak in many ways. They will test you like crazy!!! LOL Even if you have to have a pep talk with them everytime you take them to the movies, they will get the point that when you go to a movie, you are to be quiet. Then after a while, they will see themselves as the one who benefits ( candy, popcorn, pop, hotdogs, and a movie).
Remember YOU are the PARENT, the PLANT MANGER, the SUPERVISOR, the HEAD LADY IN CHARGE, the BOSS LADY. WE have A BOSS and that’s God!! Lets read even HIS RULES.. ..
Proverbs 29:15 (NLT) “To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child.”
Proverbs 23:13-14 (NLT) “Don’t fail to correct your children. They won’t die if you spank them. 14 Physical discipline may well save them from death.”
Proverbs 22:15 (NLT) “A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but discipline will drive it away.”
Proverbs 29:17 (NLT) “Discipline your children, and they will give you happiness and peace of mind.”
Proverbs 13:18 (NIV) “He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.”
Proverbs 19:18 (NLT) “Discipline your children while there is hope. If you don’t, you will ruin their lives.”
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