#My3Things Positive Parenting Motivator: Week 4

10th August 2014
As you know #My3Things is my way to try to value myself and my parenting a bit more, so I’ve created this and a linky for other bloggers to join in with too.

Each week I list three things that have not gone so well that week, three things I want to focus on improving next week, and ending the post with three things I’ve done really well. The reason it’s in this order is because you should always end on a positive! 

It’s not about telling yourself off, or criticising, it’s about self improvement and recognising the skills and good things about us which we always ignore. Yes it starts by looking at what wasn’t too good, but this is so you can reflect on why these may have gone wrong and then look at how to avoid this next week- we learn from our mistakes!

The linky is to keep me and you guys motivated- thanks to Life, Literature, Laughs and Love for joining in last week. 

If you don’t have time to write a post like this, feel free to link up with a post you’ve written this week showing happy parenting times or achievements!

3 Things That Were Not So Good This Week

  • Being given wrong dosage of tablets to take by my doctor, resulting in me being in IMMENSE pain for the last week due to my body having to deal with the effects of the overdose.
  • Allowing myself to think about some of the harder things in my past which resulted in upsetting me.
  • Shouting at Chunk occasionally during his tantrums rather than keeping my cool.

3 Things I Want To Focus On Next Week

  • Getting my healthy eating on track.
  • Carrying on finding fun things for me and Chunk to do as he is getting very hyper at the moment, such as planning more arts and crafts.
  • Avoiding shouting and keeping my voice low and firm.

3 Things I’ve Done WELL This Week

  • I have continued to reduce the amount of times I threaten to use time out, instead using it in my head as you are supposed to.
  • Persevering with Chunk’s martial arts has resulted in this week him participating for most of the class which was the first time ever!
  • I have taken Chunk to his first girly party and to the cinema for the first time, so I am broadening our activities.

Now It’s Your Turn…


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  • BexJ30

    11th August 2014 at 9:27 pm

    That's terrible about your medication, I hope it is all sorted now? Have a good week xx

  • Unknown

    12th August 2014 at 2:19 pm

    How shocking about the wrong dosage! Hope you feel better. xx

  • Claire

    12th August 2014 at 6:58 pm

    finally feeling better, thanks hun!

  • Mummy’s Blog

    12th August 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I'm the same with healthy eating. Glad you are feeling better! x

  • Ojo

    14th August 2014 at 8:39 pm

    That's a bit scary about your medication! And with you on the healthy eating x

  • Hannah Budding Smiles

    15th August 2014 at 6:29 am

    How awful about your medication, I hope you're feeling better now. Good luck with the healthy eating. I'm going to try and join in, if Toby allows me the time to write!xx #PoCoLo #my3things

  • Kat Sighs

    15th August 2014 at 7:30 am

    What a great linky! Thanks for sending me the link , I shall def join in with this one 🙂 x *dashes off to write post*

  • Kat Sighs

    15th August 2014 at 7:32 am

    Doh, was so excited forgot to comment on your post lol
    So glad you got your meds sorted out, it's a nightmare when it's not right. Well done for trying new things, that can be quite daunting at times. Hope you have a great week 🙂 x

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