We are all familiar with various lists of “10 Top…” , but this list strikes me as unique and I think when you read it you'll feel the same way I do. The list was written by Susan Sontag, who has been described as “one of the most influential critics of her generation”. It's very interesting to read about her life in the above link.
Don’t speak about him to others (e.g., tell funny things) in his presence. (Don’t make him self-conscious.)
Don’t praise him for something I wouldn’t always accept as good.
Don’t reprimand him harshly for something he’s been allowed to do.
Daily routine: eating, homework, bath, teeth, room, story, bed.
Don’t allow him to monopolize me when I am with other people.
Always speak well of his pop. (No faces, sighs, impatience, etc.)
Do not discourage childish fantasies.
Make him aware that there is a grown-up world that’s none of his business.
Don’t assume that what I don’t like to do (bath, hair wash) he won’t like either.
Taken from BrainPickings
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