I’ve definitely had challenges with my kids, but something that has worked well for me is to take the time when they make a mistake and use it as a learning opportunity.

I went to a site called preparemykidcom and they have a video that talks about how to teach kids life skills…

In essence, I find out what mistake they’ve made; I often share a story about how I struggled with it; I relate why it’s important to something my kids find important; and then I let my kids talk about how they would do something different and we have a discussion.

I’ve learned more about my two boys in the last 8 months than I thought possible!