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22 thoughts on “Some Battles are Not Worth the Fight”

  1. I love it! Raising the kids is the very definition of pick your battles. Of course, you have to keep them from killing themselves, but some scrapes and bumps, physical and emotional, as they age are how they learn.

  2. Things are so much easier when we accept each child as an individual because not everything is one size fits all. I’ve been trying to not sweat the small stuff in all areas of my life.

  3. Love this post! I guess after parenting for fifteen years my biggest piece of advice would be when my child is being stubborn I sit down with him or her and I tell each of them to take a long breath and then I try and get them to just open up and talk to me about what is going on and what is behind their behavior. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t!

  4. I’m not a parent (and not planning to be either) but I was a Special Ed Teacher and this list certainly resonates, while moms deal with anywhere from 1-3, I had 30 kids with Special Needs for the bulk of the day and you learn quickly to pick your battles in keeping kids in line! 🙂

  5. We definitely do our best to pick our battles. Our children know we will never tolerate certain things and understand there will always be consequences for their actions.

  6. Kids will always be kids but it’s our responsibility to teach them what’s right and that doesn’t always come in a sermon about how things should be done. Most of the time, talking to them and explaining why a certain action is not expected is the way to go. I think these are really good suggestions!

  7. Offering choices has been the best thing for us, and making sure the choices are things we can handle either answer, but letting the kids be involved with decisions more.

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