I’m sure all of us had had those moments that we lose the tiny string of patience left in our sanity with our kids. I am guilty of shouting at them when I get frustrated. I start out with using a loving soft voice, but when I need to repeat what I said more than three times with them just ignoring me, I suddenly feel that I need to jolt them up using a louder angry. It works, but I’m sure they’re all very *jolted*. How I wish there was a manual that we all can follow on parenting. I’m sharing with you guys an article written by my HS batch mate, Sherilyn. Please click the link to read the full piece.
Things I learned parenting my 5-year old
Repairing an interaction is one of the most valuable gifts we can give our kids — they learn that it is okay to make mistakes and that it doesn’t take away from a person to apologize. Kids benefit more from a parent who humbles and repairs than from a perfect parent. Another wonderful thing I’ve learned firsthand is that kids are so forgiving and they can sense a parent’s commitment to them. When we got home, my daughter made me this drawing to repair her interaction with me.
borrowing from my friend’s site
I hope you find it helpful.
Your friend's story is like me and my panganay, haha! I tried doing what your friend did, asking her if there was any problem in school (because she was so cranky when we were doing her assignments last night). Ayun, meron nga, she quarreled with one of her classmates. In short, laging may pinaghuhugutan pag bad mood ang isang tao, even if they're kids pa. Thanks for sharing this, Didi!