To Dear toddler mammies,
There are times when you are rattled because you find your parenting stumped. Every stage of parenthood has its pros and cons. It gets better. It gets worse. It just appears in different forms. What we mean by this is parenting is no easier unless you love learning. You determine your parenting style through trial and error, expert opinions, reading books etc. But in true terms, youâ€™ll learn it when you see your child growing in the shade of your parenthood. Parenting is a learned behavior – you can improve, you can develop skills and you can grow and change. Growing together is the key to Creative Parenting!
5 Ways to Enjoy Parenting More!
Take yourself as a role model – Children learn from what they see and observe. They try to imitate the behavior of their parents and family members. Examine yourself and your habits. Set yourself as an example for your children.
Be a combination of flexible and consistence – As kids grow, even you need to mold your style of parenting. Find balance in the changing styles and adapt that flow throughout the growing stage of your child. With this consistency even your children will understand the expectations and limits that youâ€™ve set.
Trust your intuition – Even when you are in your early stages of parenting, know that you know your child the best. Take opinions but observe your childâ€™s needs closely. Trusting yourself is the stable strand to follow.
Slow down – Parenthood comprises of moments that will add to your memories. 5 years from now, when you are navigating the toddler years of your child in your memory, you will cherish every remembrance. Value the family time now and always!
Me time – Make time for yourself. You know the whole â€˜â€™you canâ€™t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself firstâ€™â€™ trite but true. You deserve a â€˜Meâ€™ time. Take a nap, go for a cup of coffee with a friend, and meditate to relax yourself. This is very important to ably enjoy parenting.
Hereâ€™s a high five to all you wonderful parents working hard to raise beautiful future adults.