Mum Goals for 2012
I approached this one a little differently to preserve the privacy of DS. I have not recorded, for all eyes to see, what is/not working well even though I worked through it privately. Also I was careful to judge my performance, rather than his, because I can only change myself right!
After I had listed my milestones I recognized, with the appropriate humility, these need to be phrased as questions.
How do I :
- Understand My 13 year olds masculine needs?
- Expose him to more interesting activities and expand his experiences?
- Engage him in his homework?
- Help him become more diligent and responsible?
- Engage him in his spiritual life?
- Help him build confidence?
- Reading: I will have at least one teen parenting book on the go at any given time.
- Research; I will research, blog or write about my findings weekly
- Jump in: I will practice what I am learning
- Keep up with my 49 things before I am fifty (bucket list of activities to do with DS)
- Develop a homework routine slowly but surely.
- Be firm with routines.
- Find ways to help him become more responsible for his own discipleship.
- Encourage where necessary and comfort only when needed and know the difference! (Learned this from “Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys.” by Hal and Melanie Young. MOB Society current Book Club choice.