Nagging isn’t fun for anyone. It’s not fun for you, your spouse, your kids…anyone. Try to cut it out of your life. My parents solution for nagging was the white board. Rather than asking over and over and being disappointed that something didn’t happen, they wrote it down for each other. That was a solution for a spouse, and I have found it works really well. When my husband and I are working together we’ll often make a list with the priorities at the top. Not nagging your spouse will have a greater impact than nagging. Try and work together to find a solution for that. That said, I know this about parenting tips. Stop nagging your kids too. I do think the white board idea would help if you have a loose thought of when you want something done (“By noon you have to get these things done”). Overall, we try and train our kids to have first time obedience. We don’t count. We don’t ask over and over again (or at leas we try not to). We try and have a consequence if there’s not obedience. Of course, we try and figure out if they heard us and make sure there is willful disobedience, but we need to stop nagging. I actually need this reminder myself right now because I think I’ve becoming a tad lax in this area right now. If you can train up obedient kids, you won’t need to nag. You can hang creative signs about how much toilet paper to use, remember to shut garage doors, turning off lights, etc. Try and get creative with your solutions. Your relationships can greatly improve if you vow to stop nagging the loved ones in your life.
Day #207 Tip – Don’t Nag
July 25, 2012 by Leave a Comment