This may be a little bit obvious, but children are people too. I know, I know of course they are. However the way that we seem to focus on their behaviour in a negative light seems to point to us forgetting this a lot of the time. I know that it’s something that I forget too.How many times have you been out and seen a child throwing a tantrum? How many times have you blamed the child for that behaviour in a negative way? Have you thought that they need to be controlled? Now, how many times have you felt overwhelmed, scared or that you aren’t being heard? How did you react? Can you honestly say that you behaved perfectly every single time?
It’s now term three of Mr 6’s first year of school. I feel like he is just developing and learning in leaps and bounds at the moment. If I’m honest it is a little scary, but it does make me crazy proud too. However Mr 6 isn’t the only one who has been learning some new things. Here are the things school has taught me as a mum.
A few weeks ago an article popped up on my Facebook news feed called 13 Sad-but-true reasons I’m apologising to my baby. When I saw it, I didn’t read it. I didn’t read it because it made me feel guilty, it made me feel things that I didn’t really want to feel, because it made me think about things that I didn’t want to. Avoidance for the win!
Like all first time mothers, when I was pregnant I had a long list of things that I would never do when I had my baby. Most of those have been thrown to the wayside, including letting my child sleep in my bed. Most of those ideals I am happy about having thrown out, co-sleeping is not one of them.It started when the main sleep issues began at around 18 months. I just wanted to sleep and if that meant having an extra body in the bed, then I was fine with that. I told myself that once we had the sleep issues under control then I would deal with him sleeping in my bed. Little did I know at the time, those sleep issues would continue on unresolved for another 3 years.