January is a great time to reflect on your parenting skills and make new goals/changes for the upcoming year. Think about how your kids respond when you discipline and praise them. How can you motivate and encourage them? How can you connect with them and get to know them better? How often is your phone out while they are trying to play with you? Remember our kids want to feel like they are a priority in our life not a distraction or disruption. This would also be a great time to have a family meeting to go over boundaries and rules. Maybe your kids struggle in the afternoon to listen. So change up their schedule. Instead of free play, try a structured activity like arts and crafts or a game. Move nap/rest time earlier or later. Find a system that works for your family and stick to it. There are no perfect parents. We are all human. We make mistakes. Don’t look back and regret things you did or didn’t do for your kids. Use your “oopsy” moments to guide you forward on this parenting journey. We know you can do it!