As a young child my mom faced the loneliness of living apart from her divorced parents. She struggled growing up to achieve success in a world torn apart by World War II.
I am new at this. All these people coming and saying all these nice things, but what does it all mean? Joseph is being such a good father neither one of us knows exactly what to do as parents.
Preparation: tell the kids ahead of time what to expect
Organization: plan ahead what the consequences will be
Support: Tag team, friends, family, therapist
Innovation: Do what works for you, not what the kids want
Timeliness: Address the behavior when it happens every time
Integration: Use a combination of techniques and change as needed
Values: Remember what you do is what kids will see as your values
Energy: Take time for yourself, do not have a child-centered home