A Kids Perspective On Your Parenting
Sometimes we know exactly what our kids think of us.
Some days I’m a “jerk” and “the worst parent ever.” Of course I don’t like hearing that. (Neither do they get away with voicing their opinions with such disrespect.) I do try to remember that these outbursts usually mean I’m sticking to my guns and someone’s frustrated that they can’t knock ’em out of my hand!
Other days I’m “the best mom in the world.” I probably just said, “yes,” to a request they thought I’d deny!
Some days I’m all of those things before lunch! This mom job is not for the faint-hearted. It can be discouraging. I don’t always remember the cute things or look for the humor in it. Sometimes I need a fresh look at who I am.
Mom Interview: Questions for A Fresh Perspective
1. What is something I always say to you?
2. What makes me happy?
3. What makes me sad?
4. How do I make you laugh?
5. What was I like as a child?
6. How old am I?
7. How tall am I?
8. What is my favorite thing to do?
9. What do I do when you’re not around?
10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
11. What am I really good at?
12. What am I not very good at?
13. What do I do for a job?
14. What is my favorite food?
15. What makes you proud of me?
Make a date with your child and find out what they really think of you. Go out for lunch together or just let them stay up a little later than usual. Relax and have fun. You’ll be glad you did.