Get ready to write this down…or ate least commit it to memory. I know I repeat it to myself all the time. It helps me to remember my role. So what’s the best parenting advice I’ve ever received?
If it’s easy, you aren’t doing it right!
I remember this every time I want to go back on something I said and lighten the discipline we just laid out. When I don’t want to tell them no. When it’s just easier to let them get away with it. When I’m tired of hearing “You’re so mean” or “I don’t love you anymore”. When I don’t want to be the bad guy.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not perfect! There are times I still take the easy way out (maybe more than I should). But as they get older and the issues get bigger this will be more important. When it really counts, I know I have to stick to my guns and do it right. In those moments, this reinforces in my mind that we are all better off to hit things head on. At least try to.
What’s the best parenting advice you’ve received?