Understanding Rules and Following them don’t always go hand in hand

🚀✨ Don’t Let Understanding Fool You: Breaking the Rules Takes More Than Knowledge ✨🚀

We’ve all been there – thinking that just because someone understands a rule, they should never break it.

But let me tell you, that notion is downright ludicrous! Understanding and action are two different beasts altogether.

Think about it.

Have you ever embarked on a new diet or exercise plan, fully aware of what you need to do, only to find yourself slipping back into old habits within a week?

It happens to the best of us.

Having the potential to do better doesn’t automatically grant us the capacity to do better today.

The same goes for our children.

Sure, they might make a well-intentioned promise to stop yelling at their sibling, but actually following through on that promise is a whole different story.

It takes time for new habits to form, for actions to align with intentions.

So, let’s not get fooled by mere understanding.

Let’s acknowledge that change takes time and effort. Instead of expecting instant transformation, let’s offer support and guidance as our children navigate their journey towards better choices.

Remember, it’s not about simply grasping the rules; it’s about building the capacity to consistently live by them.

And that’s a journey that unfolds over time, filled with patience, understanding, and encouragement.

So, let’s keep supporting our children, celebrating their progress, and helping them develop the skills and resilience they need to turn their understanding into action.

Together, we’ll navigate the twists and turns of the parenting dance, embracing growth, and nurturing lasting change. 💫👨‍👩‍👧‍👦✨

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xoxo, Andee

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Andee Martineau

Andee’s a mom of 6, reformed yeller, and the creator of Connect Method Parenting. She’s on a mission to help moms feel in control, bring the fun back into parenting, and ditch the yelling, corrections, and endless feelings of failure!

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