Parenting: Know Thy Toddler

Hi Friends,

Sometimes it is hard for us to understand the behavior of a toddler. We expect them to act like adults and we tend to forget that they are just kids. We were once kids in our lives. Most listed below, I am pretty sure, you have done these yourself.

I know life in this generation has full of distraction and stress. Because of these, we also easily get cranky towards our children.

Every time I lose my patience towards our kids, I always think of this:
“If we have the patience for other people why can’t we have patience for our own kids?”

Like you, I sometimes lose control and patience. That is why I constantly remind myself since I am taking care of my kids full time. It is a work-in-progress to raise a child, we know that. I admit that we also spank our little girl as a way of discipline. But, we always and always try not to. We feel guilty every time we spank her. We always ask ourselves if the spanking was necessary. We often thought if there was anyway to influence her to act the way we wanted her to instead of spanking. Although, there are times that spanking is really necessary. Yes, raising kids needs a whole lot of understanding. I realized that saying “No” always to my little girl is pointless. Kids are by nature curious beings. They want to touch everything. I realized that instead of saying “No” why not let her touch and explore. She will definitely discover things on her own. Of course, we should be there to explain the nature of the subject to her.

I believe every child is different. I hear some parents compare their kids to others which I don’t agree. Don’t you get annoyed with your parents when they tell you this line “why can’t you be like her/him?”

I found this picture in Pinterest and wanted to share it with you. I hope this will refresh your childhood memories and hopefully lengthen our patience towards our kids. Enjoy!

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  • mail4rosey February 22, 2013, 7:13 pm

    My toddler’s brain looks like that, lucky guy… :)

    I’m visiting today from Linkin’ with the Ladies. :)

  • Audra @ Renewed Projects March 4, 2013, 5:19 am

    How funny! And soooooooooooo true!

  • March 7, 2013, 3:18 am

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