Being a parent of small children day in and day out is taxing on your mental health. Here are the first few tips from a long list of things to keep you from going totally crazy.
1. Don’t expect them to happily do anything that you’re not happy to do.
You guys….I don’t enjoy cleaning. I would rather do almost anything else. I put it off as long as I can. If I don’t want to clean, chances are neither do my kids. If I EXPECT a little bit of resistance when I tell them to do their chores or homework, or eat their vegetables, or put on pants, then I won’t blow my lid when they complain about it. **NOTE: this is not to say you should not make them do things they don’t want to, or that you should tolerate bad behavior from them while doing these things. Just don’t expect them to go all Snow White and whistle while they work.Read More