Toddlers are experimental, joshing, and sometimes out of their limbs. And I can’t blame moms who are on pins and needles and sometimes becoming like a chicken with its head cut off. Well, I am almost on the same page with a tot who runs like a fugitive, leaps over our sofa and bed, throws everything that landed his palm plus a two months old baby who screams as if I don’t feed him at all. I am almost running out of steam everyday, but thanks to “yayabell” who cover up for me and the support of my husband and my family.
My patience is being tested and I am trying hard to have patience like that of a saint. Moreover, yelling and nagging can’t pull the plug and might cause a blind alley. This is why, as early as now I am trying to compose myself with my kids and as much as possible trying to be a mellow mom.
Being a calm mom will guide your kids to a better behaviour. According to Kathleen Cranley Gallagher of Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, “our kids especially those under six are still learning how to listen and interprets the meaning behind our words”. Therefore avoid yelling but instead use an even tone voice when faced with battle of wills with your kid. Yelling will only scare your child and will prevent him from hearing what you are trying to say. Moreover you’ve just taught him that’s it’s okay to yell to others. So, before you felt guilty about it, try to keep your angry voice to a minimum voice and you will be surprised how your child pays attention at times you need it most.
Cranking up to be a mellow mom isn’t easy (I’m currently in the process). There are times that we can’t hold our horses but as parents, we should not forget that it is our attitude that will set the tone for our kids. Therefore, live by example and you will raise your kids with great behaviour.