Turning I Can’ts into I Cans

As I stand at the kitchen island I have a million thoughts going through my head. I’m sipping my hot coffee while waiting for the muffins to finish and watching the kids play patiently. This post came to my mind and it was originally meant to give ways to encourage your children to do things when they feel that they can’t do things. Continue reading “Turning I Can’ts into I Cans”

I Can’t Do it by Myself!

Original Blog Post-April 20, 2016
Earlier today as the kids were cleaning up for lunch work I sent the 4-year-old to tidy up the playroom. It was a mess that had mostly been created by his younger brother and himself. He went in and immediately said, ‘Momma, I can’t do it by myself!.’
I explained to him that if he would just choose one thing at a time to put away he could indeed do it by himself. He put away all the books and then he attempted to put the cushions back on the couch and chair. He couldn’t do it. I watched him try and try. He struggled but he kept on trying.

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