4 thoughts on “Self-Discipline Season has Begun

  • November 28, 2014 at 9:42 am

    After reading this a light bulb switched on! Ever since I was little I have wanted more sugar, I could never get enough. When you’re little you move so much (especially in the 90’s with no iPads) that I would burn it all off quite quick, until of course puberty hit. Ever since I was a young teen I have has weight on me and since having three children it hasn’t shifted well at all. Comfort food I turn to when happy, sad, excited, unsure, stressed, I’m a huge emotional eater. Recently I have begun the journey of change by saying no to overindulgence, it is so tough, I crave almost all the time. After reading this I’ve realised my childhood has contributed greatly. My mother left my father when I was 5 years old, my father wasn’t too great at consistent parenting but now my eldest is turning 5 it’s all coming back. I am so consistent with nurture and guidance, knowing now the times I say no and set clear boundaries are actually the best things I can do as well as praise and love of course. Thank you for this amazing insight.

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    • November 28, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Hi Dee, you are doing the absolute best thing with your own kids. I am always amazed by people (like you) who manage to give their children what they never got themselves. I hope you will go forward working on your emotions themselves, accepting them and learning new ways to manage them. Wishing you the best!

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  • November 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    My parents did exactly what Rebecca’s mom did. However, I have had trouble with self discipline & still do at 38. I actually react poorly when people tell me what I should or shouldn’t do when I don’t want to do something or want to do something. I’m tend to the opposite. I have such impulse problems my parents have had to manage or help me manage my finances. Granted my self discipline, impulsiveness, & risky behavior could stem from my Boarderline Personsality Disorder. I don’t think when parents teach their children self discipline it doesn’t always worked. It did, though, work with my sister.

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    • November 28, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      My second to last sentence was wrong. I meant to say: I think when parents teach their children self discipline it doesn’t always worked.

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