LAST Friday, something happened to me that resulted in an ‘ah-ha!’ moment that has led to a complete change in my attitude, but not quite in the way you would expect. Someone was rude to me and I am still shaking my head. But it has brought me to a startling realisation about myself and people in general, and a promise to myself.
A PARENTING trick I have used many times when my kids aren’t behaving goes something like this: “Sit quietly in the backseat, stop that yelling, or the police will come and take you away”. I was reminded of it when this story surfaced in the news, with police asking parents to stop threatening their kids with being locked up if they don’t behave. Continue reading
AT breakfast the other morning, my five-year-old daughter picked up the cereal box to pour some into her bowl and discovered her brothers had emptied it ahead of her. “What the hell?” came out of her mouth, as she glared menacingly at the cereal stealers. Of course, I raised an eyebrow. **Warning: This post features swear words.**