Thursday, February 05, 2009


"If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves."

~C.G. Jung, Integration of the Personality, 1939

My daughter has been "acting up" lately and I've wondered how I could change her behavior. I've realized, I need to change my parenting-to be more adaptive. As she learns her boundaries and tests them, I have to rethink my parenting.

I'll continue to give her choices (though she may not like either of them-i.e. "clean your room or go to bed")

But, I can no longer give her second chances...

And, I have to follow through with consequences...

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