Sometimes it feels as if STRESS is so normal, it is part of our daily lives and eventually we get used to it... I mean we live in a high speed, super demanding, and unfair world....
We constantly have so much on our plates:
Planning & making 3 meals / snacks (the more You aim for healthy and homemade the better - yet the hardest ), doing laundry, folding and ironing cloth, helping with homework, keeping up on housework, grocery shopping, cooking, working, above all bonding - playing - interacting and stimulating our little angels minds…
Add all of these together and do them on daily basis and you end with lots of stress in your plate!!!
Well... YOU are not alone!
Unfortunately with growing up kids, doing so will just make things worse!! In time, you learn you are loosing your grounds, you get more stressed, irritated by the bad behaviors, you start yelling and screaming, worse slapping or hitting and just like that you end up hating yourself and more stressed for failing your 1 and only role..
being a GOOD PARENT!!!
Add up hearing lots of other's non-stop ideas, opinions, suggestions on HOW YOU CAN BE A BETTER PARENT!!!!
Parenthood is hard!! However, along this exciting journey we learn a lot...
We want to raise our children to grow up into independent, smart, courageous, compassionate and deep-thinker adults. However, to do so forcing a good discipline techniques, that teach or force our kids to Nod and constantly say yes is dangerous!!
"While we try to teach our children all about life, Our CHILDREN teach us what LIFE is all about!" Angela Schwindt
One in which, our kids grow up to not only follow our FOOTSTEPS but to also go further than we ever dreamed possible!!
It is easier said than done, and God know I myself am trying hard and on daily basis to educate, empower, and train myself to be the BETTER MUM for my children...
However, I found these 2 articles both interesting and en-lighting and perhaps they can also help you in your next step!!
Because you can. Because I can. Because WE ALL can.
Personally, I don't believe there's any GOOD or BAD way in parenting... There's no doubt any parent loves / cares about his own children any less than others... BUT, each requires his/her own time to discover their own strength, and the most suitable parenting technique that not only will help the family but will help each parent to develop on a personal level...
It just takes work & lots of effort…some days more than other. It takes realizing you are wrong sometimes and saying I’m sorry.
And it takes hugs…lots and lots of hugs and kisses. Because when I think I’m doing it all wrong, I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I can do that right every single time.