Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Supports your relationships with friends and family members.
He or she spends time with your friends and familyto get to know them yet will at the same time gives you space to spend time with them alone.
Maintains his or her own friendships and wants you to get to know his or her friends.
Continues his or her own interests in outside activities, such as sports, clubs, groups, jobs or hobbies.
Asks your opinion and respectfully listens to your answers.
Is comfortable with you having different opinions from him or her, does not take it as a personal insult if you disagree with them.
Cultivates a safe atmosphere where you can share your thoughts, feelings and emotions with Accepts responsibility for his or her own behavior, thoughts or feelings.
Apologizes when he or she is wrong, and accepts your apologies when you are wrong.
Considers your relationship a partnership.
Expects both partners to control their own money.
Does not use manipulation (financial, emotional, etc) to get what he or she wants.
Treats other people as well as himself or herself with respect.
Is supportive of your friendships with people of the opposite sex, does not get jealous or possessive.
Trusts you and is trustworthy.
Encourages you in your goals and dreams.
Makes positive statement about your strengths and achievements.
Is complementary; does not criticize the way you look or dress.
Is someone who you feel safe with.
Resolves conflicts through clear dialogue without using insults, threats or violence.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
A cute pic of Daddy and Twistie having a tickle. Mr T is chewing on his hands a fair bit, teeth coming in now. He's got two beautiful pegs on his bottom gum, and they've not been much of a drama coming through really.Mr Lolo. We've got some great words happening at the moment. Plane and rain, wait and the best one yet... He can count to 5!!! It comes out UN, OO, EE, OR, EYE. He is really loving his one day a week at daycare. He gets to spend time in the room that Will is in, and then he has some time in the Big Toddlers room, and then Will comes to join him in the afternoon, so he is always allowed to have access to his big brother as a security blanket, but Will is also allowed to have time away from Lochlain to play with the bigger kids. We have to be really mindful of not expecting Will to take on a carer role for Lochlain, which he is so far inclined to do, not that it's not healthy for Lochlain to have Will watching over him, but that level of responsibility at four years old is far too much for Will to take on board. I have spoken with his carers and they are agreeing that it's ok to seperate them for Will's sake when he needs his space. Lochlain is still held and looked after, and he is coping well. And after all, it's about 8 hours a week, so it's not entirely dire.