After reading my post on "Screen Time" I felt the need to post a follow-up. One thing we need to remember as we go through these Positive Discipline Parenting Tool Cards, is that perfection in parenting is unattainable. I really appreciated Amy's comment because it helps me to know that I am not alone in my struggles. The goal is to improve our parenting and hopefully improve our relationship with our children. The danger is that we will be so focused on perfection that we will alienate our children. A couple of times these past few weeks I've found myself expecting perfection from my children and my frustration with them has actually strained our relationship. So let's remember to focus on the long-term goal of improving our relationship with our children. As I focus this week on limiting screen time, I am going to replace that screen time with relationship building activities.
Here is an encouraging video I created to help me remember that all the time and effort it takes to be a parent is worth every minute!