Did you look at this title and think, Hey Kim, you don’t have a preteen. How can you offer advice on how to correct them? You’re right, I can’t. Well, not from experience any way. It isn’t me offering the advice. We are kicking off another full week of Babywise Friendly Blog Network (BFBN) posts! I recently introduced what the BFBN is and it’s members, and I am super excited to have a whole week of posts from these great ladies. This week we are focusing on Babywise topics, but not the ones that usually come to mind. I think we most often think of schedules and sleep behaviors when we think of Babywise. There are so many other great ideas in these books though! This week we are going to take a look at several different topics from Babywise.
We are kicking off the week with the Babywise Mom herself, Valerie. I know the shift from baby to toddler brings on a need to update how we parent and correct our children, so I can see how shifting from child to preteen brings its own set of challenges. That is just a time of so much development, physical and emotional! Valerie has some great insight here. She writes:
“As soon as your child enters the age for a preteen, the way you correct or discipline that child starts to shift a bit. You both can feel things changing, but neither of you are quite sure how that should be, much less how it will be. A child in the middle years age-range certainly knows a lot more about how to behave than a two year old. Just because your preteen knows more than she did when she was younger does not mean she knows everything. She will still do things she shouldn’t and will still need to be corrected. A middle-years child very much still needs to be taught, encouraged, and disciplined to learn how to grow into a wise, moral, and responsible person.”
Check out the rest of her post at Chronicles of a Babywise Mom!
Here is the schedule for this week. There are going to be some great posts. Be sure to check them all out!