Spin-doctor Parenting

"Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? "Keep her," I replied.... The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me."

~Anna Quindlen~

(For our inaugural blog post, we are just jumping right in...because that's how parenting is sometimes, too...we hope the water is warm!)

There are times when we as parents are perched precariously on the fence between sanity and...well...almost out of our minds. At no other time is this more true than when we are dealing with difficult behaviors from one (or all) of our offspring!
Happy is the parent who has discovered how to "spin" the qualities that sometimes show themselves as intense and difficult behaviors, into a quality that will serve her child well, when channeled properly. Anna Quidlen in the quote above, shows us just how to be a "spin-doctor" when it comes to parental prowess.
What you tell yourself in your head about your child's behavior has a huge impact to how you deal with it, how you respond, and how you help your child change the behavior in the future! That is the essence of "Spin-Doctor Parenting", and that is exactly what we aim to help you accomplish here.

So queue up your your proverbial record players and get ready to "spin". In a world where kids dish out plenty of hijinx, we'll help show you how to keep your head on straight.


SharaPCS said…
Welcome to the land of blogging!!! Glad you made it over ;-) I've been blogging on Mommy Perks for about 2 years now...you'll love it. Need tips? Feel free to holler.
Joelle said…
There's advice from Blessing of a Skinned Knee about understanding your child's "yezter harah" or inclination to do "evil" - basically that those irritating/infuriating attributes of our children can often be the source of their greatest strengths and assets - if we, as parents, learn how to help them channel those inclinations appropriately. And, as you note, often they are our own challenges as well - making it even harder.

Hope you'll check out our blog too - www.practical-parent.com.
@Shara - Thanks for the warm welcome! I'll give you a holler if I need some tips...which I'm sure I will!

@Joelle - I love the Blessing of a Skinned Knee...googled it and read more! Thx for sharing. Let's see if we can direct link to your site with http://www.practical-parent.com.

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