MEANEST MOM ON THE PLANET
Why is it when we are forced, due to their behaviour, punish our children, we -- the loving parent-- are forced to feel like we are so mean? We only want them to learn, to do as they are told, to respect their possessions...our possessions...themselves...us. So, why then, do I feel so guilty? Feel like I've handled it all wrong? I've tried reasoning, I've tried giving examples, I've tried taking favourite things away. What works??
And I'm sick of the words, "I'm sorry" from people, without anything to back it up.