Friday, March 26, 2010

An Introduction to Child Behavior Notes

We have an amazing family friend named Marsha Lima.
She is a child behavior specialist (my husband calls her the 'Chid Whisperer').
Truly, she is amazing.
She has over 40 years of experience working with children.
Any parenting/behavior question I may have, she is sure to have an answer.
And the best part? It always works. Always.
I was lucky enough to get to work with her when Cannon was with Kids on the Move, and now we get to have her again!
Different children, different problems, and she teaches the same principles.
I just love it.
I began (literally) taking notes from her years ago.
Attending her class was one of the best things I've done as a mother.
She is not interested in writing a book (or writing anything down for that matter), but I need that sort of thing to remember.
And so... I am going to be writing posts on some of her
basic principles of child behavior.
All of which I have tried, personally, and found them to work.
My hope is that they will help in whatever situation you may encounter with your kids!
I am a firm believer that children can be molded into whatever we want them to be (not in a bad way).
Most of the time they act a certain way because we, as parents, are teaching them to do so (subconsciously or not).
Everything she has taught me has made major improvements in my parenting skills.

My biggest disclaimer in writing about any of these is that it may portray me to be somewhat of an expert, and I am not!
I want that to be perfectly clear before I even begin.

All of these ideas are from my friend Marsha - I will simply be writing about my personal experiences and how they have helped me.
They truly have been a remarkable blessing in my life as a mother.

I have decided to write one post per week (on Monday's) focusing on individual rules/principles that she has taught me, so check back in a few days for the first one!

Make it a great day!

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