24.1.14

Every cloud has a silver lining.

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Inspired by my meltdown, I've decided on a few positive changes. We made sticker charts for both boys, and they get a sticker for every good choice they make (listening, doing what they are asked straight away, being kind and helpful etc) At first I thought Joshua was a little young but he's pretty easily convinced as soon as you mention a sticker! I think I'll need to invest in some new ones, the speed we're going. On the other hand, I've started using time outs with both boys, but much less frequently. I'm changing my attitude too, trying to stay positive and encourage good choices, rather than immediately threatening with time outs. We're also going to make it a mission to get out of the house, even just a quick trip to the park, or have a play date every day. Yesterday we went on the way home, until Joshua started shivering! & today we had a sweet play date with a little girl the same age as Joshua, it was too cute to watch them interact! Hopefully this will help break up the day a little more and keep us all entertained! 

Thank you for the sweet supportive comments too, they mean the world. The reason I chose to blog about that was to show that everyone does, it's so normal to have a bad day. I like reading posts like that, because it's comforting to know you're not alone.

Bee. 

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you did it too for that exact reason! I'm also aiming to get out more but it seems a bit weird just Kady and I popping to the park for 10-20 mins (she gets bored quickly lol) so I need to find more things to occupy her

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  2. I was thinking about doing the sticker chart too. Harry's so well behaved, but the tantrums are getting more frequent. I think its frustration at not being able to express himself properly (he's a bit delayed with his speech) - but he does love stickers, so I'm hoping this will be a good thing for him!

    Joshua's hat is adorable! Both boys look gorgeous!

    Tess xx

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