Parents are only human.
Just don't tell their kids that.
So it's only normal for them to make a mistake or ten as they are raising their kid-o's.
Well, now one parent has blogged on the ELEVEN most frequent mistakes she has made which will hopefully help some parents know what to watch out for when they are in the midst of the most
terrifying amazing experience of their lives!
"Parenting Bad #11:
Being a fool for kisses.
I am powerless against my children's kisses, and they know it. They use it as Mommy bait. "Noooooo," my son says as I kiss him at bedtime, then points to the TV (translation: I'll let you make out with me if I can watch my magic tricks DVD one more time). “I’ll give you a kiss if I can play with your iPhone!” my daughter will say. Oftentimes, I give in. Because I am weak. So weak.
Parenting Bad #1:
Not following through on consequences.
I sometimes suck at this (see: fro-yo), but I’m newly inspired by my friends Bari Nan and Jeff, who live in Utah. This summer, they took their two kids on a trip in their motor home. Within the first hour of being on the campsite, their youngest had been jumping around inside their RV and causing general mayhem. He didn't heed his parents' warnings. And so, Jeff packed up their bags and they went home. As he said, "If we do this, I can almost guarantee it won't happen again." Ever since, their child has been amazingly behaved. And Jeff and Bari Nan are my new parenting heroes.
Parenting Bad #2:
Letting the kids crash in your bed.
Kids are better than bed bugs, because they’re cute and cuddly and all, but the two share a common trait: Once they’re in there, they are hard to get out. My husband and I let my son, Max, start sleeping in our bed when he was a baby. In the ensuing years, we’ve tried all sorts of ploys and tactics to get him out. There have been periods of success, and then that the two years where we gave up and put him to sleep in our bed. I finally tricked out his room, complete with a glow-in-the-dark turtle. That did the trick. Kinda sort. My son wanders into our bedroom at 4 a.m. My husband and I lack any sort of willpower in the middle of the night. Where’s the app for that?"
To see the whole list and find out more parenting no-no's, go and check it out on BABBLE!!!