Positive Parenting

I feel like such a failure….. I’m so sorry Abu, Mommy loves you so much. I’m sorry I’ve only responded negatively to you the last three months. I don’t want you to think you only do things wrong, and never do anything right. You do! You are a loving, caring, beautiful little girl (on the inside and the out!). I love your smile! I love your hugs! I love the way you pick up on other people’s moods.

Please forgive me for all the times I have yelled at you. I don’t want to yell anymore. I don’t want to fight with you anymore. I have been at the end of my rope for over a week now, I love you, but if am doing a horrible job of showing you that. I want this to be a new beginning, one where I no longer yell, but rather respond with empathy and grace to your behavior. Not to let you get away with things, but to help you learn from your mistakes.

Today, I commit to not yelling at you. I commit to a different style of parenting. I commit to encouraging you. I commit to striving to find the good in all you do while teaching you how to make better choices and learn from your mistakes.

This is why I have been so frustrated with you. This is why I have been so frustrated with parenting. This is why it has felt SO wrong, because it is! The month of February is when it all stops. This is when it all changes. Today. Here. NOW.

Here is to the future!

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