Hands-Off Parenting Worked… This Time

Vivien now wants to do everything by herself and we are in big trouble if we try to help. Getting dressed, putting on pull-ups or panties, getting in the car… these are all things that can make Sybil appear if we get in her way.

Hands-Off Parenting

We were having some battles but last night, instead of getting into it, I calmly said, “Here’s your pull-up. Let me know when you are ready for bed.” And I walked away. God, it was so much nicer than “Come here, get in your PJ’s, wait, don’t take off your pull-ups,” etc.  A few minutes later, sweet as can be, she said, “I’m ready for bed, Mommy.”

Really? Almost surprised when I’m not more ragged out.

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