BALANCING FUN AND ORDER
By Toni Collier
If there’s one thing I can’t deny about my four-year-old Dylan, it’s that she likes to have fun. It’s an essential part of her day. She’s the kid that asks what we’re doing and where we’re going every five minutes just to make sure that every nanosecond of the day, fun is present.
Every kid is wired for fun. But as parents, we know that we also have to be consistent with order so that we can one day stare into the eyes of our kind, responsible, loving adults.
I am absolutely the parent that leans towards order and discipline in my home. I’m always questioning if my daughter is getting the right amount of order that will help her become a kind, responsible, and loving adult. Maybe others lean more towards the fun side. Here are a few ways that I’ve found helps me stay in a healthy balance of both . . .
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