The Absolute Fear of Being a Good Parent I was told many things to except when I became a parent. No one mentions the absolute terror that comes with the job. Driving down the main road today after a day out with the little one. Walking up the middle of the road is a 3-year-old Nepalese girl. Yes, you read that right. Now, this road isn’t the main road, but it is a busy B road. We stopped the car, got out and retrieved the child, bringing her to the pavement. The first thing that interested me was the number of people who drove around her and didn’t stop. Not to mention the six people on the pavement stood there watching her wander up the road. What this says about society is a post for another time.
Though this is my second time around, don’t underestimate the woes of toddler tantrums. Oh, the terrible two’s. In my case, it’s the terrible one and half going on terrible two’s. I had forgotten those terrible tantrums. You know the ones I’m talking about. Constant crying and throwing oneself on the floor, inconsolable. Having to … Continue reading Dealing With Toddler Tantrums by Noemi McElearney
Five ways to survive the anxiety of leaving the house. Two years ago my little girl was born. It was decided that I would be the parent that returned to work. It has been something I have struggled with since that day. Little did I know how difficult it was going to be until it happened. … Continue reading How To Excel At Being A Working Mum
She’d said it at least 100 times. “Put your laundry in the hamper.” And most laundry days the kids’ dirty clothes were on the floor. “Really? Again? For the 101st time, put your dirty clothes in the hamper!” This is classic nagging and a great example of a boundary without consequences. Why do you need … Continue reading Nagging = A Boundary Without Consequences. 6 Steps to Stop the Nagging and Get More Cooperation From Your Kids by Fern Weis
But, are your expectations too high? Good parents want the absolute best for their children, there’s no doubt about that. We want them to have every opportunity and chance we didn’t have growing up. That’s an honourable quality. I applaud us for wanting the best for our children. But, are we putting too much pressure … Continue reading Helping Your Child Be Their Very Best by Noemi McElearney
Giving your undivided attention can help your children succeed in the long run I come from a family who believes in sticking together but not communicating with each other. This is not helpful. Yes, I understand the importance of family sticking by one another thanks to them. However, I communicated poorly with my family members … Continue reading The Importance Of Spending Quality Time With Your Children by Noemi McElearney
The quote above resonated with me. Mainly because there are times in my life I would have loved to have that strength of character. The truth is we all stay in relationships that are bad for us. We justify it with a handful of excuses, but the feelings are always there. The excuses help us avoid the real reason we don’t leave. We are not strong enough. Whether in a romantic relationship or that with family and friends the excuses are always the same.