Parents always say, Do as I say, not as I do. But what are we showing our children? Why should they listen if we can’t follow our own rule?
I tell my children how I handled a situation and the outcome. I also offer the experience that I have gained from that choice. I don’t want them to make the same mistake I made, but they feel that I turned out alright so they can too.
I have had my kids tell me that they wish they would have listened, now here is another on, going down the, I will do what I want to do, path and all I can say is that I hope it works out. i made my mistakes and plan not to make too many more in life.