Monday, June 9, 2008

I need to remember....

That I am her mother and I make the rules not her. I need to remember not to walk on egg shells around her to avoid a tantrum, but instead be a stern role model with limitations that two year olds need and crave. I need to remember that doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing to do. I need to remember that she is 2 and some days are beyond hard, but I have to teach her right from wrong. I need to remember not to jump in every time she has a squabble with a little friend and try and let them work it out amongst themselves. I need remember I need to be consistent with my rules and to follow them myself. I need to remember to listen to her and show her how to listen to me. I need to remember to pick my battles. I need to remember that in a few years these issues we have now will seem minor compared to what I will to be dealing with then.

4 comments:

Adalyn's World Views said...

I need to remember all of this stuff. But it is so hard with no sleep and being so exhausted.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Great post!

Linda

Olivia said...

You are not the only one giving your self the toddler pep talk these days. Marion is wearing me out. Hang in there girl!!!

Miss Lynn said...

You need to remember that one day she will be thanking you for disciplining her and she will know it was because you loved her so much. Keep up the good work Mandi. You are doing a great job. You are so right to pick your battles.