I love some of these simple yet effective reminders that pop up at just the right time.
Our little girl is growing and changing so quickly in such a short space of time that I find myself thinking about the ways in which I can be a positive, gentle parent, yet still have the authority when I need it with out our little girl becoming hesitant of exploring or trying new things in fear of me disapproving.
To make sure that I use the word No when it really matters. So that when I do use it she knows that I mean business.
I’ve already created as much safe exploration free space in the house as possible and quite used to using distractions when necessary, as well other alternatives, instead of using the word No!
An 11 month old mini me semi toddler who’s as dinky and as sassy as our daughter is sure giving me a run for my money. She’s gone from being super chilled, easy going and laid back to an energiser bunny that keeps me on my toes and head strong.
Who ever would have thought dealing with all this would have me so close to losing my patience some days, where I need to take a step back have a few deep breaths, having a good laugh in my head because it would just be wrong an inappropriate to do it all the time. Especially when she’s having a meltdown or when I need to be taken seriously. Other times you just have to let it out and have a laugh but then she laughs with you and it just makes it all worth it.