PRUDENCE - 1 : the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason 2 : sagacity or shrewdness in the management of affairs 3 : skill and good judgment in the use of resources 4 : caution or circumspection as to danger or risk
I think I am guilty on all of these meanings. Whenever I tackle a problem, I like to have a good think about it first and come up with all the pros and cons of each approach to solve the problem and then try to resolve it in the best way to cause minimal disruption and trouble. I am not really one just to jump in and starting fixing the problem without some planning and thought first.
In my line of work I think it is vital to take this approach as I could end up costing the company time and money. I am constantly working on different projects where I have to take into account resources, the risks and management of people and time.
I find I have to reason with Zoë a lot of the time to get her to do what I want her to do. Yesterday we had lunch out and she really wanted to go and play on the swings and not eat her dinner. So we had to say she couldn’t go on the swings until she had eaten more dinner. We had to keep repeating this until she ate what we considered to be enough of her dinner. Sometimes it feels like blackmail but it seems to be the only way to make her do certain things.I am not sure if it is right way to be a parent but it works and I try to only do it when I need her to do something that is for her own good.