It is given. Children love chocolates more than taking their vitamins. Sadly, vitamins are needed by the body more than chocolates. So how can a parent convince his child to take his daily dose of vitamins?
When someone talks about the advantages of responsive parenting, we often consider it from the perspective of cognitive development. As a mother, being more sensitive to our kids’ emotions is apparently our most significant achievement.
During babyhood, we hold our baby up whenever he cries. It is a natural reaction. We try to fulfill his demands and give most of our time keeping our infant close to us. But, have you ever thought that your proximity and closeness help develop the emotional bonding between you and the child? Yes, it does improve and strengthen the emotional bonding.
However, the more difficult phase of parenting begins when our kid grows up and starts showing those upsetting toddler behaviors. The best way to deal with this stage is to demonstrate how sensitive we could be.
This mother discovered the beauty of babywearing about two years ago. She got a few projects for writing at home, however, her newborn would always want to be near his mama. Though she loves carrying her little man in her arms, she just couldn’t finish her household chores and some writing assignment on time. She would end up burning the midnight oil just to finish her commitment.
Until one day, she visited a mom and baby bazaar and saw a few parents babywearing their little ones. She joined a babywearing group, became part of the community, and little by little understood not only the convenience of babywearing but its advantages as well.
She bought a number of carriers until she found what best suits her Little Man.
An invite to the Shadrach’s Collection
He made it!
I secretly prayed for his safety, though. I got a text report from school that my Second Son was able to reach school at 7:15 am. He was 15 minutes late, but the important thing was, he got to school safe and sound.
It was his first time to commute alone. He must have lived a sheltered life that at age 14, he isn’t allowed to leave home without a guardian by his side. But yesterday was different.
We had an argument.
Parenting can be overwhelming. With a household to manage and kids to look after, being a parent can be tough. Plus there are other things to consider such as being a spouse to your partner or being a son or daughter to your parent. The list may go on which makes it too difficult for most to enjoy their role as a parent.
Momi Berlin comes up with the top 11 secrets to being a happy parent.
I am grateful that I was given the chance to be a mother to an infant the fourth time. With my first three boys, I depended on my yaya to look after them. Though I’ve given my best to be a mother, I know there were many things I wasn’t able to give them still – time included.
With our fourth son, I resigned from work to be a full-time mom. And I discovered that motherhood is beyond food preparation, disciplining, and helping with the assignment.
Motherhood is about nurturing your children, listening to your instinct, and acting with love.
I am very vocal about my breastfeeding journey. It wasn’t until our fourth son that I learned about the beauty of breastfeeding.
From the moment I gave birth to him, my OB Gynecologist and Midwife readily helped my son crawl towards my breasts. I later discovered it is called breast crawl. The newborn uses his instinct and reflexes to find his mom’s nipples. A few seconds after, he began to latch and nurse. Such a breakthrough solution to early breastfeeding problem.
I am just happy that the hospitals today encourage breastfeeding. Very unlike ten years ago when no health workers were even available to teach about colostrum, breast pumps, and even breastfeeding. Or so in my case.
Lately, I met a number of acquaintances and friends who work at home. They are freelance writers from the company I work with. Or they are buddies who decided to get home-based copywriting jobs. I envy them because they succeed in the attempt I wished for myself before.