Monday Moments ~ Keep The Peace

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Ah, the fighting. When you have a brother or a sister, the ability to disagree with one another is bred into each one’s DNA it seems.

This can be as a child or even as an adult. We don’t always see eye to eye.

I have three children. Boys. Who like to wrestle, argue and fight over some of the most ridiculous things. As a parent, I continually teach them the need for respect and kind words. Most times the disagreement is quick and easily solved. At other times, it takes parent involvement to solve it for them.

One thing I’ve learned is to let your kids try and figure out the disagreement on their own. Allow them the chance to suppress the instability by themselves at first. Use it as a teaching tool. I’ve found this to be incredibly useful as my children grow.

How do you help your kids solve a disagreement?

~ Valerie King

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Monday Motherhood Moments ~ Those Little Moments

 

You know what I’m talking about. The magic you sometimes stop and feel when you find teeny tiny pairs of shoes on the floor out of place, and not put on the shoe rack like you asked your child to do 54 times.

But you can’t help but smile anyway, because you look at those tiny little, dingy, well-played in shoes and realize that in the blink of an eye those shoes are going to be YOUR size. This in turn brings a tear to your eye, and a song in your heart about those first moments as motherhood drew you in so delicately, and you held that tiny angel with your eyes and their father’s nose and you suddenly realize that so much time has already passed.

Those little moments…there are SO many, but they are so fleeting. It’s these special blips in your life that you must take a mental snap shot of and bound them to your heart so you can reflect on them again in the future.

Those little moments…Savor their sweetness…every last drop.