Brandon is sleeping on the couch right now and I’m lucky to be over here with him at my parents house. No matter what anyone says I will always love my son. I needed a posts dedicated to him and ways to be a better parents.
I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be at my parents house though I am grateful for the time I have with my kiddo. Got up at 6 AM and now it’s 9:30 AM and he’s still asleep. About to make another pitcher of coffee.
The Four Steps To Parenting
I haven’t always been the best parent since I had post partum depression a few months after he was born. That sent me to the hospital. He also had to stay at the hospital for two weeks after he was born which was hard on the family.
When I first started raising Brandon now my Mom is doing the dirty work on the days I am away at the Group Home. Though they say it takes a village to raise a child. I had to go to a center to take parenting classes these are the four steps they teach throughout that class.
Allowing in decision making and to grow a sense of independence. Opportunity to choose how the child will complete a task. The volume of our voice is important when talking to each other. Offering only choices that are OK with you give limited choices. Help to learn how to manage themselves as the child.
Good or Bad based on choices especially right now since Brandon decides to cuss. This is about your child’s behavior that is why you are setting consequences in the first place. I am only able to come over when Brandon is acting good so it is a good consequence. For the bad language he gets hot sauce in his mouth.
Mean what you say and say what you mean. My mom says to pick your battles wisely. Not everything is as big of a deal as you make it. Having cooperation makes things run a lot smoother. Have observatory check in times for example when my Dad picks me up. I ask Brandon a series of questions.
Make sure your child knows you are acting out of love. My parents help me with the financial side of taking care of Brandon. They provide him with clothes, food, and education in a few weeks He’s going back to ECC for Pre-K.
I Need To Start Doing These Things To Help Brandon
Engaging him in conversations and calling him. Every time I call him he seems to want me over which is awesome. Get your child to give more of themselves. Set goals and delay gratification. I lead my son through example and it is a step by step and day by day process. That I need to keep myself in check because of. No one is perfect and all we can do is try.