Today was a long day. One of those days where you can’t wait to get home, take off your real pants, kick your feet up, and relax the night alway. But when we got home from trying to get some stuff taken care of, his wasn’t an option. You see, I promised this sweet girl a walk in the wagon today.
What I couldn’t foresee was ya getting home when it was already getting dark, which made it too late to go anywhere. So instead of taking off my real pants when we got home, I put on my big girl pants and took our dinner to go tugging her around our apt parking lot.
Not what I wanted to do but what I needed to do. Now, I won’t pretend to have this parenting thing figured out yet but one thing I know I want to do is teach my child(ren) is to value their words. I think, at the end of the day, all you’ve got is how you carry yourself and your word. It should mean something. I don’t like lying; I don’t like false promises. So keeping your word true is high on my priority list, which is why I found myself tugging her around and around and around the lot until she asked to go home. Because to teach her to value her word means modelling keeping my word to her. 👊🏻 #MomLife#ToddlerLife#RealLife#ItStartsAtHome#MannersMatter#ChicTribe#WagonLove#WagonLife#LateNightShenanigans
He’s been such a good boy with the process of selling our home. Open house, so many showings, constantly cleaning up. To tell a 3 year old repeatedly he can’t pull his toys out 🤦🏻♀️ and the ones that are out have to be cleaned up ASAP 😳Playing is literally is job!! This baby boy has been amazing helps clean up, knows where to put his favorite toys for quick retrieval, and is cool with half of his toys being in the attic. My proudest moment today was when he said “team work makes the dream work” and then started listing off things to make sure they were completed as we were clearing the house for a showing. You guys he’s a lister!!!! Yessss I made a lister @skyhoff#soproud#gotitfromhismomma#mommasboy#proudmom#goodkids#letthembelittle#kindboy#mannersmatter#homesale #homes #thisislife#transitions
Of course, there is a time and a place where knowledge of table settings and utensils is necessary, but this quote hits the nail on the head. Manners are simply a way to make the world we share a little more pleasant.
It really grinds my gears when someone walks up to a restaurant counter and starts their order with "can I get..." It's "may I please have," kids. You show other people how to treat you by how you treat them. #oldladyrants#manners#mannersmatter#chickfila
Want your children to get along with others in this world? Teach them manners 🙏
〰️ Please & Thank you
〰️ Excuse me (instead of Mum, mum, mum, mum!)
What manners do you teach your children?
Why not make a fun activity out of it? .
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Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be a child in today’s busy grown-up world?
What with the information age and the incessant noise, it is hard enough for grownups to be heard. Can you imagine how much harder it must be for kids?
Good manners make it a lot easier to cut through the noise and be heard. Manners are the social glue that allows disparate members of society to come together.
Adults need to teach children this language, which is essentially what social etiquette is, so they can communicate with peers and adults in order to give them the most advantages in life.
Dad says I'm spoiled...Mom says I'm learning manners...All I know is that I get CHICKEN!!! #mannersmatter
Things I’m proud of as a parent. There are so many things that we, as parents, work really hard at. But there seems to always be some things that we just don’t have time for. For me, I try really hard to work at the things that I can control, like manners. This girl has grown into knowing that being polite is better than getting what you “want”. The one thing I make sure to tell her, while giving insight as to ‘why’ being polite is important, is that being polite helps develop a relationship with others. Without relationship there is nothing else. By creating respect for other people’s time my child can develop connections in her evolving community. Her friends, her teachers, and people that she is meeting for the first time, will remember that interaction. They will remember it and will always believe that she is respectful. We spend so much time teaching our children ‘things’ but nothing will better prepare them for life than basic human decency. Let the teachers teach the school math and colours ;) #inspiringdads#canmorelife#parenting#parentinghacks#manners#mannersmatter#toddlerlife
I’ve mixed feelings about this weekend away. I’m so proud of my beautiful girl - she’s walked everywhere which is a relief since it’s a pedestrianised zone.
She’s #swam - gone #horseriding and #climbing and we’ve had a lovely time connecting.
The real challenge generally come from other people - the ones who barge past us when she can’t walk as fast as they’d like - they push ahead and take the seats they knew full well we were heading for - they stop and stare cos she doesn’t walk the same or they turn round and stare at her when we’re sat on the bus and she’s happily chatting away - they stare cos she doesn’t sound like a typical kid.
I tend ignore it but sometimes I give a hard stare back until they stop but if you’re reading this and you’re one of these people - don’t think I don’t see you. I see you staring and whispering and I’m guessing my girl does too. Bless her, I hope it doesn’t bother her. I want her to stay innocent of this vile side of our society.
I so wish our society were more educated and accepting of people with a diverse range of abilities.
It’s interesting as those same #rude people are generally also the ones sat bickering with their partner or ignoring their child for an entire meal - they stare at me and Indie thinking we are the odd ones but in reality don’t see how ugly their mindset is. Anyway - I say this - DO NOT FUCKING STARE - TEACH YOUR KIDS THAT STARING IS FUCKING RUDE - heaven help you one day you or yours encounter some sort of illness or accident and end up having to re-learn all that you take for granted. If the simple act of walking to the shops or having a conversation took extra time and effort. Or perhaps you lost that ability altogether and you had to plan your day with military precision to make sure you didn’t get lost or stuck someplace. be #patient be #kind be #accepting#ability#abilityfirst#cerebralpalsy#stronggirls#manners#mannersmatter#teachyourkids#dontstare#diversity#disability#disabilityawarness#epilepsy#heartsurgerysurvivor