My school district is back to the classroom today.
Now that I’m officially into the swing of things for the new year of 2016, I’m going to begin my 153Promise list of the different ways to give your 153 Kisses-a-Day in the form of some positive parenting choices to foster good emotional and mental health.
If your kids went back to school today, what was the scene? Was it calm and relaxed, or was there a bunch of yelling, scrambling and stress? What did they eat for breakfast? DID they eat breakfast? What’s on the schedule for after school? When did they go to bed last night, and what time to they plan to go to bed tonight? What’s for dinner? Is there a plan to all sit down together, or is it catch as catch can?
As you go through (or went through, depending upon when you read this), your day today, think about the above questions and be mindful of all the decisions you make as a family that contributes to the overall atmosphere of your home life.
Make the 153 Promise every day to contribute to a peaceful household.
The first step to making these positive choices is to recognize when you are doing things that are NOT getting you the desired reactions you desire.
Make today’s 153 Promise to evaluate the climate of your family.
Tomorrow, I will begin to make posts about what you can do on a daily basis to bring some calm to the daily routines so your family can begin to enjoy more peaceful family moments.