I have had several people tell me that I needed to "pick my battles" when it comes to raising my kids. Now I understand that as a parent there is a point of being too strict. I think I have reasonable expectations of my kids. But why is it I have to pick my battles, rather than my children learning to respect me?
Answer by LoveMyDog at 10:06 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by vabchmommy at 8:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:51 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:53 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Or the saying" is it worth fighting over". I do not really know if "pick your battles" is a good saying for kids. And it depends on how old they are too. That saying might be good for teenagers. Like for instance, teens and their messy rooms. Not worth fighting over. Or "pick your battle" saying.
Answer by louise2 at 8:56 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
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Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:04 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:27 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
Answer by MamaCatCat at 9:33 PM on Oct. 5, 2009
I've been told this many times also. By people who don't know me, lol. What it means to me is to not stress out about small things. My children do what they are told, eat well, are all around great kids. So when they want to splash each other with water, run around the house screaming, I smile and move on rather than tell them to stop. I'm not sure what it means to anyone else, but thats how I take it, lol.
Answer by Katrina3016 at 9:37 PM on Oct. 5, 2009