So what's the plan? I'm going to spend the next 6 months, March 2014 --> August 2014, improving my parenting. In turn, I hope that this will improve my relationships with my boys, and in turn, their behaviour. Each month, I'm going to focus on one distal predictor of parenting, and one specific parenting strategy. It's crazy, I have been teaching this stuff for years, but find it oh so difficult to implement in my own life.
Month 1: Mental Health; stop shouting
Month 2: Personality; descriptive praise
Month 3: Marriage; special time
Month 4: CHAOS; reflective listening
Month 5: Social Support; only ask once
Month 6: Finances; plan for success
I reserve the right to switch things around -- this is the first draft!