Thursday, April 2, 2009

Learning from your mistakes

This post has to begin with a disclaimer.
These are my opinions.
Agree with me.
Don't agree with me.
You are allowed your opinions!
Since your still reading I guess you want to hear mine.
My youngest child who has a bit of a dramatic side, (she is 11) has heard from an early age not to come to me and say "That thing (whatever it is) hurt me." I cringe when my kids have friends over and they say something to that affect. What I am trying to teach my kids is to own their actions, mistakes, achievements etc.... "That doorway didn't trip you honey, you weren't paying attention to what you were doing and you tripped. "
It is important at all ages we own our actions.
Good or Bad.


  1. I agree. I am dealing with parents that will not take responsibility for their choices and mistakes in life and expect someone (me and my sister) to rescue them. It would be one thing if they learned from their mistakes but instead they repeat them over and over.

    I don't know how to deal with people like this.

  2. Agreed. We really try to teach our daughter responsibility. We've been cutting back on the reminding, and giving her more responsibility as far as homework goes especially. So when morning comes, and she didn't do her reading, or finish that last math problem, or whatever, she doesn't get rescued. She gets posted or whatever consequence her teacher gives. Lately she's been having to give a ticket {"money" for treasure chest or something like that}.

    Kinda unrelated, but my cousin's son is hilariously dramatic. If he gets hurt on something, like say, a road, he's like "I'm so mad at that road. I'm NEVER going to walk on that road again EVER!!!" lol. He's 6.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and helping me get over 100 comments on my blogiversary!!

  4. Amen sister...I get accused of having a cold heart when the kids...but I refuse to jump up everytime they take a rule is no blood, no bones, no sympathy. :)