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How Our Children Behave Is Our Responsibility

Thank you to whomever produced this image and text (it’s not mine). The words are so profound and powerful it’s important to share.

We sometimes fall off the bike when it comes to leading by example … in my case, I’ve cracked a few helmets BUT remember parents out there, it’s never too late to get back on track.

Our little ones are like sponges. So innocent until we make them otherwise. We are their Google. We are their Encyclopaedia Britannica (or in my experience Funk & Wagnalls!).

My son has behaving out of character the last few days. He’s been a right little s#!t … and I’ve realised it’s my fault. I’ve been emotionally out of whack. A downright negative nancy. No one likes negative nancy, she’s boring AF.

Now, I’ve got good reasons to be feeling a little blue but my little boy doesn’t understand that. He just wants to play with his cars (on the TV) eat play doh and draw on the parquetry. All normal activities for a toddler 😩 😂

Last night I read a great article about how our kids behaviour can reflect the parents/carers emotions. I was riddled with guilt. So.Much.Guilt. I wonder how many parents are walking around carrying a fricktonne of guilt for the things they’ve done (big or small) to their offspring?! Parent’s do not despair, we are all in the same dinghy.

My husband and I are constantly reading about child psychology yet it’s so easy to forget and make the mistake. Just not good enough. It’s my job to keep this kid emotionally stable. So girlfriend harden the fritz and sauce up and get better at it. Childhood is not a dry run for adulthood. What you do to your kids now will affect them for the rest of their lives.

Yes, I know, we’re all human and prone to making mistakes and yes our goal is to learn from them and move forward. So. My message to myself and all the other parentals out there;

Do the best you can. Then do it better. Don’t give up. Love and nurture the bejesus out of your kid(s), furbabies, whatever.

How our children behave is our responsibility. Never forget that. I know I won’t.

One Little Word Is All It Takes


Or in Matéo’s case “mammmmaaaaaaa” and sometimes “adaaaaaaa” or just “mum” (with little Aussie/French accent).

Thanks to Mum’s Grapevine for the continuously humourous content, it makes me feel almost normal. Too good not to share.


Because parenthood.

4 years , 1 baby, a wedding and 2 continents later …

One hell of a blogging hiatus, right?!

A wise woman reminded me today that I used to write once, and maybe had a good thing going.

So, I dragged this site out of the trenches, gave her a good wash, and put her best frock on. Let’s see what I can do here. New continent, new stories to tell. 

You’re probably going to read a lot of toddlers rants cos that’s where it’s all at right now. 

 Here goes nothing … thanks for listening.

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