The toddler years can be challenging… I’m right in the middle of them myself. There are days when all I want to do is find a corner and cry out of frustration. Please tell me I’m not the only one?!
But I’ve learned a lot about being a mother in the last 4 years and have realized that the key to any day going successfully is how I handle myself. A calm, stress-free mother is essential to any happiness in the home.
This is where my strategy of minimal activities comes in – I know I can’t handle a busy day myself without getting stressed out, so, to keep everything running smoothly and everybody happy, I’ve learned to say ‘no’ sometimes and limit our day-time activities to a manageable amount.
After all, how can I expect my children to handle a busy day AND a stressed momma without more than a few meltdowns and fights? I can’t.
I’m always learning more about parenting and stay on the lookout for helpful information and practical ideas that I can put to use in our own lives. I came across these links in the last few weeks that taught me a little more… maybe they can help you too?
What Should a 4 Year Old Know? | A Magical Childhood
Keeping Your Child Safe | Mom
Do The Very Thing You Ask of Them | Simple Mom