Debra M.

From Redmond, Oregon, United States

Joined 8th February 2008

Number of children:
Age of children:
26, 24, 14
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Parenting advice I follow:
Let the little things slide. Or in other words, pick your battles. You have to allow your kids some room to make mistakes in order to learn from them, but there are just some things that are non-negotiable in our house.
Parenting advice I ignore:
I have heard some moms say never to negotiate with your child. To set the rules and that's that. I just don't parent that way. My children and I have always have loving two-way relationships. I listen to them, their suggestions, their reasons and they listen to mine. Negotiation is at the heart of single-parenting peace.
Favorite activity with my kids:
Video games and Movies! With three boys - you kind of grow up with them while they play video games and if you want to be involved, get into what they like! I'm terrible at video games, although I have my own game addition (FFXI), but they love playing with me anyway. It's our most fun times together, laughing and having fun!

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  • Hi DebraM. It's great to meet you. Welcome to Work it, Mom! I really enjoyed reading your profile. Love that you enjoy playing video games with your sons - how cool that they can share that with you. And so glad to see you've dived right into the conversation here at WIM - and started your own group, too. That is awesome! I will check it out.

    I'm a moderator here, so if you have questions, just shoot me a message. Have a great weekend!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Diane on 9th February 2008