Most people agree to the fact that parenting isn’t easy. Kids don’t come with instruction manuals, and there are hundreds of “experts” that give conflicting advice about how to do positive parenting with your kids.
On Facebook, Renee Yancey’s shared a photo of parenting story, whereas it has been shared 88,000 times by other people.
This dad did the right thing on how he reacts to the incident. He remained calm and patient.
He showed his kid how to fix his mess and modeled compassion and helpfulness in the process. The dad let his son know how to try to prevent such things from happening.
He let him know that it’s not the end of the world because of what he did. The dad cleaned up the mess with his son. He didn’t make him do it by himself, and he didn’t do it for him.
To me, that says to a child, “Hey, sometimes stuff happens that we don’t plan for, but I’m here to help you work your way through it.”
He gave his son the bigger picture in addition to helping him handle this specific incident. He empowered and encouraged him while teaching him how to take responsibility.
Well done, dad! What a wonderful world it would be if all parents took a page out of your book.