I've meant to post here many times, and never go to it. Funny how the time slips away when you become a Mother. Thank you Tracy for creating the EASY accronym to remind us that we do deserve some 'Me' time as Mothers.
I sat today in the mall people watching families at a play structure, and thought how sad it was that so many families have missed the opportunity to learn and follow Tracy's philosophy of respectful parenting. The child who literally smacked his grandmother's hand when they were supposed to leave, the little girl who keep on playing because she knew her mother would never follow through, the bribery of another child to leave. All different types of parenting and in a way discipline, but none respectful of child or parent. My son was given a 2 minute warning, then a 1 minute warning. When I said it was time to leave, he calmly walked over and said, "Mummy, I'm SOOOOOO thirsty!" No whining, no tantrums or anything as he has learned I will follow through if I have to get to true disciplinary means.
Tracy, you taught me this. You taught me to never start something I don't plan on continuing for a long time or have a plan in place to remove the problem later in the story. Your methods have made me a Mum that I wanted to be. In touch with my kids and yet there is a mutual respect. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Rest in peace dear lady.