Thursday, February 14, 2013

Unloading the Dishwasher

Josh (8y) comes stumbling out after waking up...

Josh- Can I have some cereal?
Me- Sure.
Josh- Can you make it for me?
Me- Sure. *gets clean bowl from dishwasher, pours cereal*
Josh- Are the dishes ready to be put away now?
Me- Yeah.
Josh- Here, I'll do it.
Me- I can do it while you eat, its no big deal.
Josh- No, you did something for me, so I'll do something for you.
Me- Thank you! I really appreciate that.

The kid's doing "chores" without being asked, bribed, or coerced! It has been a long road to get here, going from authoritarian parenting to peaceful parenting. Its been hard. Lately we're seeing major changes in family dynamics, and it makes the journey well worth it

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