How my bad 4-year-old and I found our way home


An amazing women shares her struggles and dissapointments as a mother and how she found the original love again.
Main points I find in this blog… 1. Find a supportive place to vent your parenting frustration. 2. Make eye contact with your child and clear statements about the unwanted behavior. 3. Focus on the positve side of your child.
(This sounds like my story in a nut shell.) Thank you so much for sharing this.

An Honest Mom

There’s simplicity parenting, attachment parenting, parenting by temperament. Authoritative parenting, French parenting, parenting the spirited child.
And one I think we’re all familiar with: parenting by the seat of our pants.

8690355973_b873f0b742_k Image by Shena Tschofen

That, whether I like it or not, is where I parent from most of the time. And let me tell you, the seat of my pants is battered and worn. As I have mentioned before, parenting Jo since I got pregnant with Cal has been no cake walk. We’re talking hitting, kicking and throwing things at me when I was pregnant, having big physical outbursts with other kids and trying to contain his massive physical energy in a small house with a newborn.

I sought advice everywhere I could—books, friends, my mom. I dissolved into tears while asking Jo’s teacher what I should do after his first morning of preschool, all while bouncing Cal…

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