This Little Child Of Mine
Parenting, I've heard that it wasn't easy, but thought my kid would be different then reality check!
Toddler (soon-to-be known as preschooler or something) had been making me pray for God to give me the wisdom to raise that child. For example, I tell him 50 times over NOT to throw his blanket and pillow when he is in time-out or upset, but to no avail. Having him sit in timeout longer doesn't seem to help. You can look at it as no big deal that he throws is blanket and pillow to the ground, but in reality it is a big deal because he does it with the worst of attitudes.
I've been working with him, and working hard. Some days all I can pray is for God to help me to raise him how he needs to be raised as I feel like I have failed at times. I am seeking out advise from seasoned moms on what they do with a stubborn child. I know, most parents say their child is stubborn, but mine is! One time I remember disciplining him for breaking my purse (on purpose as he likes to break things at times) and after disciplining him he just folded his arms and gave me a huge frown like no big deal!
In the end, he is the sweetest boy that I know. He will huge me, kiss me and tell me all day long that he loves me and others. He is a very well behaved kid in public, he just has a few rough edges at home. I guess every mom goes through her seasons with their children. I still am thankful for this season as directing a child where he should go is a privilege and I'm grateful.
The book The Strong Willed Child by James Dobson is what helped me with my kiddo! It was a life saver!ReplyDelete
This sounds just like Sky....maybe it has something to do with being 3? I don't know. :\ReplyDelete
His sweetness is irrisisble!!!! I really found LOVE and LOGIC by Jim Fay extremely helpful for the toddler-preschooler times!!!ReplyDelete