We are at the last day of another great BFBN week! I have loved this week because it has highlighted some of the great things about Babywise that have nothing at all to do with sleep or scheduling. I have found that these books might not always give me an answer or necessarily go along with some of my personal parenting beliefs, but it always makes me think. It challenges me to be intentional with my parenting and be present while I am doing it. These are good things.
Today we have Emily from The Journey of Parenthood discussing self control more. It is great to know that this is something we should teach our children, but how do we do that? And why should we even try? She writes:
“Self-control is a crucial skill. It is not something we are born with the ability to do. We have to work at it and it takes a conscious effort, even as an adult. Self-control is actually something I’m personally striving to do better with in my own life. Having the self-control to say “no” to that snack I’m craving. The self-control to put down the phone and stop scrolling. The self-control to set aside the time each day to study God’s Word. So many of our personal goals relate back to the ability to have self-control in a given situation. Why not train our children from an early age to have this important personal skill? ”
This weeks posts: