I stumbled upon The Logan Family Blog, while on Pinterest, and just had to share her post about A Child’s Ten Commandments to Parents by Dr. Kevin Leman. For the Full list please go here.
1. My hands are small; please don’t expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you.
- I know that sometimes it is hard to remember that children do not have the same amount of years we do in doing things, that they are still learning and still adjusting to the way we like it to be done, but we must. We are not perfect and shouldn’t expect children to be. Remember to praise the effort and not the end result.
2. My eyes have not seen the world as your have; please let me explore safely: don’t restrict me unnecessarily.
- This is something that a lot of parents struggle with. Let them explore, unless it is unsafe. One of the best ways to learn is to explore, allow your children to explore. Give them boundaries, but them roam. I try to let my son hold my hand and walk when permitted.
Do you have any personal experience with any of these? If so, please share! Be on the look out for Part 3!