12.6.2019 09:00 am
These are known as “The Arsehole Years” but maybe toddlers are just misunderstood.
The thing with kids is that just as you think you have got the hang of it, they go and change everything, they go and grow a little, they go and find something new to throw at you. The sooner you realise that you will never fully come to grips with motherhood, the sooner you can feel free to enjoy the ride.
As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”
In this day and age, while technology rules the roost, getting our kids outdoors can be difficult. Surfing the Web on Ipads, “connecting” with friends through social media apps on smartphones, or (if you’re old-school) playing games on Xbox or PlayStation, often takes preference over getting out, running around, rolling on the grass and jumping in the pool.
How can a parent KNOW their child is safe with the people we employ to care for them when we are not there to do it ourselves?
Looking at the face of this nervous, anxious child doing their best to be brave. There might even be a tear shed, from all parties involved. You force yourself to ignore that gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach, to go give one more hug, and you turn around and leave them at school.
Wow, what a busy couple of months we have had. As nature would have it our kids are born in November, January, 2 in March and one in May. Sometimes it feels like I’m planning parties non-stop for 6 months of the year!
I will always be is lazy – I will always lean back and let my child explore, experiment, fail, succeed, grow her imagination and discover her own boundaries.
There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?
(READ TIME: 7 MINS) Back to school can be a traumatic time for both parents and kids. But some moms are harbouring a shameful secret, the truth of how they really feel about their children starting school or going back to school…
You finally get a moment to look down and see this beautiful little face in front of you. Two closed eyes, a cute little nose and full pink lips. Wow, it takes your breath away. Absolute perfection.
Now, let me be clear, I am not advocating lying. Obviously lying is wrong! We were taught that as kids, and now we pass that lesson on to our children… But…
I say they are my favourites, but are they really? Or am I just too exhausted to care?
How we speak to our children, becomes their inner voice… Our fears, anger and disappointments become theirs.
Parenting can prove to be a bit more strenuous than a nine-to-five job, but being a parent is a labour of love.