But as my 2 bundles of joy started growing up, I gradually shifted from the mom I thought I'd be... to the mom I actually turned out to be!
I unconsciously allowed for our daily life struggles and never ending stress issues to get the best out of me throughout my parenthood journey. I did what I vowed as a child I won't do to my own kids once I have them...
I do admit when you say it out loud it is so terrible. And don't get me started about the guilt trip every mum goes through whenever she turns into a Momsbie... But we weren't born with a parenting Manual. We as parents are struggling between how our own parents raised us and what we are reading and learning about new parenting techniques.
But how do you manage to implement these techniques??
That's when I decided to reach out to Himaya NGO staff and organized a small and private session for me and other fellow struggling Mums to learn about general Parenting Guidelines and Techniques.
Then she shared a brief history about Himaya: How and why this NGO started, their mission, what they do, and whom they are trying to help via their programs.
Thus, we always find ourselves yelling far more than we want too, even ending up spanking and hitting our little ones and then go crawl in a corner and cry it out like a big baby!!
She wrote down major key points each mum is facing and the main factors that are actually causing the struggles and then started addressing them.
- Find a diffuse button for us as a parent before addressing the issue at hand! It is still much easier said, cause after all these years it is so hard to control our own emotions that easily especially in the heat of the moment!
- Conduct weekly family meetings to set a list of agreed on house rules and measures to be taken should the children break these rules.
- Prepare a behavior/ task sheet form for the kids to personally monitor their daily progress and let them choose their own punishment / Rewards
- Allow them to feel more in charge
These are just some basic and general tips we learned along to the information provided in the brochures Himaya distributed to each mum.
Himaya are offering intensive Parenting programs which we are considering to enroll in and further empower ourselves as parents and gain more knowledge and techniques so we can better raise our children.
And because a Healthy Happy Mum = Healthy Happy Family
Each mum went home with 1 of these bags full of Healthy & organic snacks compliments of Biolicious.
There's no one way to be a PERFECT parent but a million ways to to be one! Thus, we will constantly seek and learn the ways..
Thank you himaya for your lovely time, efforts, and amazing tips!
Looking forward for future parenting events!
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