Can you recall a time where you turned an imperfect moment into a teachable moment for your kids?
Whenever my girls are angry at each other I use that as a teachable moment and talk with them about it.
Any time I raise my voice, which I try not to do at all, I always apologize and explain why I shouldn't have done it.
Same with other mistakes, I'm just drawing a blank on specific examples right now, though there are many!!
When I was mad and told my son that his toy was mine, and I put it in the trash. Later on he asked me for the toy back, and by then the trash was gone. I simply forgot, but he learned to put his toys where they belonged.
I know there are plenty, but nothing that I can think of right this minute lol.
Hmmm....I will get back to you.
Hmmmmm.... when I make a mistake, I try to apologize to my child and if I get angry, I make sure to tell him that I still love him even if I get mad or grumpy sometimes.
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Quoting AzariahsMother:Hmmm this would need some thought.
Hmmm this would need some thought.
There are so many teachable moments it seems. I guess the first one that comes to my mind about an imperfect moment becoming teachable though is the few times DH and I have started to argue in front of the kids(we always try to avoid doing that but every once in awhile it happens) we quickly realize that isn't okay and then we use the opportunity to show the kids that even though we don't always agree we always work it out and love each other.
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