7/31/13 at 8:51am
Posts by LittlePlumHill
7/28/13 at 11:38pm
7/27/13 at 10:07pm
7/27/13 at 10:06pm
7/20/13 at 1:00pm
On reflection... I think part of my "fear", if you want to call it that, comes from owning my own business and dealing with the ongoing challenge of finding staff with the good work habits we value... And not wanting our son to fall into that gap...
7/20/13 at 7:17am
Not so much how people feel about him, but how to be successful in life so he can accomplish his life dreams. My hubs and I are living our dream life... we take risks, but we are also good honest hard working people who enjoy a simple life. It's not about materialist gain... but about knowing what you truly want in life and going for it.
7/19/13 at 10:00pm
Thats a really great point... I agree to a large degree and can see how my parents modelled these values for me... But they also taught me how to do a lot of things that have benefited me in my adult life... They had high expectations of me and held me to a high standard... I'm really grateful they trusted me and challenged me to always try a little harder than the time before... It has served me very well.
7/19/13 at 6:15pm
The one thing that I'm really struggling with from almost everyone who has replied is the concept that I"m expecting too much, lower my expectations, give him less responsibility, let him decide what he's able/desires to do. I believe in gentle discipline, I've never hit my son, I speak to him respectfully and with kindness, we have excellent open communication and are very closely bonded (yay for AP!)... He has LOADS of fun time and lots of passions that I encourage and...
7/18/13 at 1:01pm
I'm at work and reading/posting on my phone so sorry for being brief... No, it wasn't months... I guess what I'm looking for is less critiquing of what I've already done (obviously it's not working, which is why I posted) and looking more for suggestions of positive ways to instill trustworthiness and a good work ethic... I'll weed through the replies when I have more time and see what I come up with... I'm sure there are tons of hidden gems that I'm not picking up on at...