logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
zmloption, Joycehope, eva227rodrcint, lausdeo888, You_Matter
58042 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,042 Registered Members
417 Forums
116,885 Topics
831,385 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Nancy Roussy 304
"Rosie" 281
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 256
Mona - Astronomy 94
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 38
Angie 25
Michelle - Teen & Reading Editor 15
Tracy - Mental Health/Dating 15
BB -Body Care 13
Angela - Drama Movies 13
Ad Income Supports Charity
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#790515 - 11/01/12 06:04 AM Re: Things your Parents did that work perfectly now [Re: Yvonnie-Inspired]
Lisa - Moms Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 1556
Loc: Arizona
Good point, Francine.

We did not always know what we were gleaming from our parents - until later on.

I think the efforts to create a family mission statement - together with your children - may help them realize some of our parental efforts. smile

Does your family mission statement change when your children are involved in creating it?
_________________________
Lisa Pinkus

Moms Site

Top
#790906 - 11/03/12 07:51 AM Re: Things your Parents did that work perfectly now [Re: Lisa - Moms]
Yvonnie-Inspired Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 1358
Loc: Illinois, US
Lisa-

Letting the kids help with the Family Mission Statement (ugh), that sounds interesting and yet I am uncertain if I could stand it (lol).

I give so much of me (and maybe they would say I am giving when they are not requiring). So, being able to come back to the mission statement and recognize that I have at least not given in vain makes me feel wonderful.

If I let them help with the mission I would feel like I am really giving the whole kitchen away.

Now that I have said that in my out loud voice, I realize that I should let them hear the mission statement and help tweak it.

Funny thing is, when they were really small we used to agree that my job was simply to keep them safe and let them explore. Wonder what they will think now.
_________________________
Yvonnie DuBose
Inspiration

Top
#791130 - 11/04/12 06:30 PM Re: Things your Parents did that work perfectly now [Re: Yvonnie-Inspired]
Lisa - Moms Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 1556
Loc: Arizona
There would probably have to be two versions of the family mission statement wink
_________________________
Lisa Pinkus

Moms Site

Top
#792965 - 11/16/12 10:38 AM Re: Things your Parents did that work perfectly now [Re: Yvonnie-Inspired]
Carolyn Golden Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/14/12
Posts: 48
My parents always talked extensively to us kids &amp; answered all of our questions, so that is what I try to employ - taking the time to listen and answer. So hopefully when they get older they will see me as a resource and someone they can talk to. I loath to think of when they are teenagers and shut me out, although I know at some point that will probably happen, but I am trying to foster communication and exploration with them so that at least they will know I am there when needed!

Top
#792967 - 11/16/12 10:42 AM Re: Things your Parents did that work perfectly now [Re: Carolyn Golden]
Yvonnie-Inspired Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 1358
Loc: Illinois, US
Open communication is probably something most moms wish for.

Good call Carolyn.

Welcome to the Bellaonline family and discussion/forum. I love your input.
_________________________
Yvonnie DuBose
Inspiration

Top
#793415 - 11/19/12 08:40 AM Re: Things your Parents did that work perfectly now [Re: Yvonnie-Inspired]
Lisa - Moms Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 02/12/08
Posts: 1556
Loc: Arizona
Yes! Communication is soooo important.

Listening !

I marvel at my husband - he answers their questions the same way he'd answer it if I was the one asking it - with 'big' words and detailed explanations. I think this shows our children deep Respect ! which is another important component of communication.

Thanks, Carolyn
_________________________
Lisa Pinkus

Moms Site

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Lisa - Moms 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
I'm looking for solution with overweight!
by govina
Weight Loss
Yesterday at 09:32 PM
Red Planet Reports
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 08:58 PM
Summer Safety and ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Yesterday at 05:36 PM
Memorial Day Sandwich Meal
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Sandwiches
Yesterday at 05:31 PM
The Green Inferno (2013)
by Nancy Roussy
Horror Movies
Yesterday at 03:54 PM
Roots starts in 10 minutes
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Civil Rights
Yesterday at 01:55 PM
What Yoga did you Do Today?
by Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames
Yoga
Yesterday at 01:32 PM
Saturn's rings - what's going on here?
by Nancy Roussy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 11:21 AM
Planets of the Solar System - Quiz *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 10:54 AM
Belly Fat Be Gone!
by CassieLyons
Women's Fashion
Yesterday at 09:54 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered ("Rosie"), 44 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.