Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 1039: Bring On The Therapists

So, we've decided to see a counselor for Baby B, too.  And really, it's for us.  He's a good kid.  We've just, um, indulged him a bit much over the course of his short life.  So, there's a lady at the pediatrician's office who is great in helping us come up with creative parenting skills.

Today was the first meeting with her.  It went really well.  She gave us some good tips for Little M a couple of years ago, so a lot of what we went over were kind of reminders, with some tweaks to suit the differences in Baby B verses Little M.

And so far, it's working well.  We had a pretty good day.  I was able to get better cooperation from him than I have in a while.  And a part of that is that I think HH and I have just kind of avoided having certain expectations for him because we go to great lengths to avoid his tantrums.

No more!

Also, I've been reading some material from our favorite violin instructor.  It's all about mindsets.  And changing my interactions with my kids, especially Sweet P and Little M to help them have a growth mindset (i.e. nothing is set in stone, ability is not just something you are born with, and with hard work everyone can improve) has been really interesting.  And kind of fun.

They are growing up so fast.  Sometimes it makes me sad, but I am really enjoying being able to have "real" conversations with them and discuss things of substance.

I love my kiddos.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I love you kiddos too - and I'm grateful they have such a dedicated mama and papa. love you!