Its been only 17 months that I have been a mom but parenting has taught me a lot personally. Everyday experiences has helped me improve each passing day in my parenting journey too.
I thought of sharing with you all this years learnings:
1. Be Patient:
All through my life I was an impatient being. Just can’t think of waiting and going slow. I want everything done quick and fast. This cute little baby has taught me you need to be patient to deal with me 🤦🏻♀️. I will fall sick, I will throw tantrums and there is no way u can get through this. Patience is the only way out.
2. Be soft:
There are times when I have given up and actually yelled and told my boy, ‘I told you not to do it, why did you?’ This has come back to me as he also yells when he sees us yelling. So to teach him to be soft I will have to be a role model. (Kindly don’t judge me for this #momslife)
3. Spend quality time:
Yes, this is the most important part of life. He has demanded that time from me and now I see to it that I give him minimum one hour of undivided attention to him. I am also trying to have some good quality time with DH.
4. Moving outdoors:
There are days when I feel too lazy and don’t want to step out of the house. But this little guy pulls me to the parks and this leaves me fresh and energetic. He has taught me how important it is to breathe outside air.
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5. Follow a rhythm :
Mr.K has a rhythm and does everything everyday around the same time. When there is change he gets disturbed and this has taught me how our body moves into a rhythm and how difficult it is to accept a change.
6. Learning happens with mess:
Over the course of 17 months, I have learnt that children love doing mess and they learn a lot through it. Mr.K loves eating food by himself. This creates a lot of mess but he has almost learnt to eat with spoon. I am sure he will master it very soon.
7. Let them get accustomed to:
Kids love going outdoors. There have been times when we have avoided restaurants and instead ordered food at home. Reason being he never allowed us to sit comfortably and eat. But some recent visits to the restaurants have made me feel that the more often I take him, the more accustomed he will be to the environment. This goes for social gatherings too, the only thing is I have to keep running behind him.
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What has been your learning this year?