Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Parenting Trials, Part 2

A couple of things I forgot to mention in the last post that I've been thinking about lately:

I think it's good that children have siblings to figure things out with. They learn a lot about sharing, negotiation, problem-solving, cooperation, having fun, and unconditional love by having siblings. Then, I hope, they can go out into the world and be able to relate, or at least get along with, all sorts of people in all sorts of settings and situations.

One of Vena's teachers is doing my class by DVD, so her and her husband come by to pick up DVDs every few weeks. She has seen how Vena acts at home (crazy!) and has assured me that she does NOT act that way at school. What a relief! In fact, she says that Vena is the perfect student.

My point is, home is where we figure things out. Hopefully we can pull things together out in the real world!


Monica said...

You're so right about home is where we figure things out! Thanks for sharing your parenting trials. It reminded me that I'm not the only one dealing with these issues. :)

Alisa said...

Home is where we practice things- we test the waters, and its a safe place to let it all out too!
Loved your posts about family and parenting trials!