When people find out that you are expecting a child everyone will tell you something different, but the one thing that everyone agrees on is that parenting is never going to be easy. At least not all of the time and I've come to realise that there are definitely times where you wonder what you have got yourself into.
That is something that I've found to be happening a lot lately. Blake is now five and a half and has been getting into trouble at school a lot lately. I have no idea why, I just know that I have to fix it. Luckily for me I'm good at dealing with things myself. It's still too early to tell if this is going to work, but it's not going to make things any worse so what have got to lose?
I'm sure it's a phase he is going through, I've had similar experiencing in the past. This is one phase that I need to end sooner, rather than later. I like my parenting to be as drama free as possible. I'm pretty easy going as a parent, so long as my child isn't too badly behaved. There are certain things that I will make allowances for, I don't expect him to be perfect all of the time.
I think a lot of young children, especially boys, can sometimes have problems with impulse control. Blake is still young and has a lot to learn and it's my job to teach him. So I've enforced a few grounds rules until he can learn to keep his hands to himself.
1. No TV - I'm not a fan of children watching a lot of television anyway, I'd rather they were doing something more creative.
2. Junk food is banned - I like Blake to have a pretty healthy diet anyway. Junk food has a lot of stuff in it that can affect a child's behaviour. I've also started giving him vitamins again to help balance things out.
3. Treats must be earned - I'm not going to lie I like spoiling my child, but that doesn't mean I will allow him to become a spoilt brat. He's not getting rewarded for bad behaviour, I'm already cancelled his after school activities and taken a few toys away. It has made him realise that mummy means business.
Tomorrow is the beginning of a new week and I'm hoping things will improve, he is slowly beginning to realise that I will not accept his bad behaviour and he isn't going to get away with hurting others and not behaving at school.