Last weeks challenge to have realistic expectations went fairly well. We have a new chore chart and I expect the kids to do them every day. Sometimes they need help or need to be shown how to do it. I can't expect my 4 year old to make her bed as well as my 6 year old. When I say clean up that is so overwhelming for them as opposed to look at your chore chart, it is explained by a picture such as pick up your clothes.
This week for week 4:
Sometimes this is hard for me. I get frustrated. But, I think it is more than that. When a child fails at something or it isn't their best, it is better to encourage than to tear down.
My 4 year old is really struggling with peeing in her pants. Not because she isn't potty trained because she is, it is more of a power struggle or because she just doesn't want to. This is going to be a very interesting week to see if I can
|I need to continue to encourage her to go potty.|
Here is a list of 101 ways to praise a child. Enjoy it! Use them often! Continue to build up your child.
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