Grandma once told me, whilst holding my 10 week old Sharli: 'be consistent, let your no be no, but also be kind'.
consistency is hard work. especially when your almost 2 year old is discovering her independence.
kindness is hard work. especially when you're fed up with whinging.
and ive been learning to choose what is worth saying 'no' to.
oh but the rewards of hard work are always good. and this morning was like a sweet joy in amongst all the consistency, no's, and kind discipline.