perfect-parenting

Pickup lines (volleyball inspired)

“Hey bro, do you have a volleyball jersey? ´cause i need you name and number right now~”

(aand another one because why not?)

“Hey bro, if practice makes perfect, then your parents names must be practice and practice”

(ant the last one seriously heehee)

“Hey sweetie, are you a libero? ´cause you keep receiving my heart~”


for: @asknoya-tanaka​ (or @askspeedyninja)

Are you a Perfect Parent?

by Ron Huxley, LMFT

How many of the parents, reading this column, are perfect 
parents
? None? Well, how many of the imperfect 
parents
, reading this column, have perfect children? Still 
none? While it may be that perfect parents don’t need to 
read this column, I think the real truth is that there are no 
perfect parents or perfect children.

If that is true, then why do so many parents act as if there is 
such a being as the “perfect parent” or “perfect child?" 
To illustrate my point, try completing the following 
sentences. Just say the first thing that comes to mind:

1. A good parent always… 2. Good children should…    
3. As a parent, I must… 4. My children ought to be more… 
5. If I were more like my own parents, I would be more…

If a parent falls short of these standards, and so, is not a 
"good” parent, what does that leave the parent to be? 
Parents are left with the belief that he or she is a “bad" 
parent. These beliefs are responsible for why parents feel 
so out of control and powerless in their parenting roles. 
Parents need more realistic beliefs about parenting.

Realistic Beliefs about Parenting

Beliefs are expressions of parents’ values about 
themselves, other people, and the world. Unrealistic beliefs 
create a feeling of demand that pushes and drives parents 
unnecessarily where realistic beliefs create a feeling of 
inner stability, even when circumstances aren’t always 
stable.

One way to create more realistic beliefs is to evaluate the 
evidence for your unrealistic thoughts about parenting. Ask 
yourself these questions: What law states that a child will 
always listen and be respectful? What evidence really 
suggests that all parents must be available to their children 
at all times? What edict states that I must be perfect?

For one day, make a list of all the negative thoughts that 
come to mind as you go about your parenting duties. At the 
end of the day, look over the list and write out alternative, 
positive counter-thoughts. Whenever the negative thoughts 
come up, immediately state the alternative thought to break 
its power over you. If it is too hard to remember them all, 
pick one or two of the negative thoughts that create the 
most interference in your parenting and counter those only. 
Do that for about a week and then move down the list to the 
others.

Changing what you say about your parenting will change 
how you feel about your parenting. Try this experiment: 
complete the following incomplete sentences and notice the 
emotional difference between these and the first list.

1. A responsible parent always… 2. Good children 
sometimes… 3. As a parent, I can be… 4. I desire my 
children to be more… 5. If I were like my own parents, the 
positive qualities I would like to have…

Only one word was changed in each of these sentences 
and yet it dramatically changes how you think and feel. If 
you are going to accept the fact that you are imperfect then 
you will have to eliminate "perfection” language from your 
thoughts and words. You will need to accept the fact that 
you are acting “good-enough.” This doesn’t mean that you 
shouldn’t strive for more out of yourselves or your child. 
Self-improvement is not the same as expecting perfection.

“The Courage To Be Imperfect”

It takes courage to be a “good-enough” parent. This is what 
the child psychiatrist, Rudolph Driekurs, calls “the courage 
to be imperfect.” While there are plenty of perfect parenting 
standards to fall short of, there are no rules for how to be 
an imperfect parent. Here are ten un-commandments for 
developing the “courage to be imperfect”:

1. Children should be encouraged, not expected, to seek 
perfection. 2. Accept who you are rather than try to be 
more than or as good as other parents. 3. Mistakes are 
aids to learning. Mistakes are not signs of failure. 
Anticipating or fearing mistakes will make us more 
vulnerable to failure. 4. Mistakes are unavoidable and are 
less important than what the parent does after he or she 
makes a mistake. 5. Set realistic standards for yourself and 
your child. Don’t try correcting or changing too many things 
at one time. 6. Develop a sense of your strengths and your 
weaknesses. 7. Mutual respect, between parent and child, 
starts by valuing yourself. Recognize your own dignity and 
worth before you try and show your child their dignity and 
worth. 8. Unhappy parents are frequently discouraged, 
competitive, unrealistic in their standard for themselves and 
their children, over ambitious, and unbalanced in their love 
and limits. 9. High standards and expectations are 
frequently related to parents’ feelings of inferiority and 
lack of adequate parenting resources. 10. Parents need to 
develop the courage to cope with the challenges of living, 
which means, they must develop the “courage to be 
imperfect.”

*folds hands together* how do i say this without pissing people off

I gave a shedload of my old toys to my neighbours' little kid today

and as I was talking to him I saw that he really really liked dolls. He had a miniature washing line and little clothes and everything. I complimented him on his dolls and he looked up at me and smiled. He said that he liked to play with them with his best friend, Eve, and that when they grew up they would get married and she would be a doctor and that he couldn’t wait to do the housework so that she could come home from work and be happy. 

I just can’t describe how happy I felt to think that a boy could have a dream like this. That there could be a boy who isn’t teased for playing with dolls, or anything like that. Because you know what? His parents didn’t give him ‘gender-specific’ toys, and that was such a relief to me. He didn’t think Eve was any different to him at all, and he’s right. There’s only a 'difference’ because society and its stereotypes tell us so. 

He also said that his other friends Kevin and Harry were going to get married and that they’d all live in a big house together. 

I just want to give his parents a great big fucking hug for being perfect. 

“It’s funny when people say they hate Jessie because she’s a bad mom. I’m yet to see a perfect parent on this show. Carol brought her daughter back into an abusive situation after going to a shelter. Michonne knowingly left her son with a drug addict. Rick pays attention to anything BUT his children. Deanna babied hers. Hershel almost got his killed with his ignorant ways. Lori could never find hers. The list goes on and on but yet we’re supposed to only hate Jessie. Why ya’ll frontin’, fandom?”

I know that most people think Arthur would be bad with kids while Alfred would steal the scene around them, but I don’t think so. I’m sure Alfred would get along with them because of his childish personality, but I’m also sure they would love Arthur. I mean, Arthur has a lot of experience with the little ones. Alfred wouldn’t even get surprised, actually. He himself knows how Arthur can be caring and especially overprotective. I’m sure not only if they ran into kids they would love them both; but I’m also sure that they would be the perfect couple as parents when it comes to attention and happiness, because of their lovable and caring personalities.

Thaddeus: Mama, this is baby bat, and he has a diaper. He doesn’t want to wear underwear.

Me: Baby bat can wear a diaper, that’s okay.

Thaddeus: Can I have a diaper too?

Well, I walked right into that…

anonymous asked:

Hi so I was wondering about my parentage? I have dark brown hair and brown eyes. People often say I'm withdrawn/detached. I have a few close friends but I usually push away anyone else. I love books possibly more then my own family and also art. I'm a bit temperamental and a few people have told me I'm a bit scary when I'm really mad. Anyways if you get the chance I just really want to know who my parent is, thanks.

Hey there, you’re mine. Go have fun at camp…or something. -Hades

Your Word is Your Bond!
Being a Mother and an Educator has taught me a very valuable lesson. Well, I have learned many lessons, but I am  just going to share one today. In order to develop a strong relationship with our  children we MUST be parents of our word. From the moment my girls were little I only told them our plans when I was 100% sure we were going to do it. hey knew we were going to the movies when I said, hey, let’s go to the movies.  If I said they were on punishment, the punishment was carried out. I always kept my word, one situation at a time.  This allowed them to become teenagers that knew that when MOM said it, she meant it. It is important that parents keep their word as we must teach by example. This is what is going to create TRUST. A big word needed in order to foster a positive relationship between parent and and child.

I am a Spiritual Being having a Human experience. During this Universal experience I Am a Teacher, I Am a School Administrator, I am a Life Coach, but most importantly, I Am  MOM! I am NieCat’s MOM. Nie is a 21 year old mother and Cat is an 18 year old getting ready to graduate high school. GOD has also Blessed Me with the charge of being an Abuelita to My Princesa, My GrandHon!

One of my objectives in this Human experience is to assist others specifically teenagers and parents on how to navigate their Human Experience!

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In a skype call with Firstmindmechanics and soldierofwinterspast
  • Me:No but Steve -
  • Soldierofwinterspast:Fuck Steve! Up the ass! He's not what we are talking about here
  • Firstmindmechanics:Howard would gladly fuck him up the ass if he's offering
  • Me:No!! He is not offering!! Howard! Think of your son! What would he say to you fucking his friend up the ass
  • Firstmindmechanics:Tony can go suck a dick
  • Soldierofwinterspast:-laughing hysterically-