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I spend a good amount of time with my boys. I work from home and have the flexibility to adjust my schedule around my family. Because if this, I end up saying “no” and being responsible for disciplining them most of the time.


Like many primary care givers, I struggle with finding the balance between discipline and praise. Dad gets to be the good guy most of the time–especially during football season. I’m the “crazy mom” a few times a month.

Today, I made it a point to really pay attention to the boys and praise them for doing good. Guess what? They misbehaved less. Children do what’s necessary to get attention from their parents… even if it’s bad attention.

To learn more about the 30 Day MOM Challenge,  read this blog post or visit The MOM Method online (

NOTE: Most of the posts for the challenge will come from my phone or table, please excuse errors and omissions.

Posted on the go from Makasha’s phone

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on

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