“I’m tired of spending my day disciplining bad behavior!”
She was frazzled and tired. She had a look of desperation in her eye. I knew she wanted me to tell her what to do, but all I could say was, “Try to catch them doing good, and reward that behavior instead.”
Yeah, I know…it was lame.
The reason it was lame is because you can tell yourself all day long that you *should* be rewarding good behavior twice as much as you have to discipline bad behavior, but when it comes down to it, moms are so busy that it is often only the bad behavior that catches our attention enough to pull us out of what we are currently involved in so we can take care of it.
It’s called “putting out fires” and we do it all. day. long.