A phase called the terrible twos is a stage where babies pass through and it really can be a trying time for parents.
This week has been extremely interesting to me and my husband. Apart from dealing with the teething problems of irritation and misery we entered another phase called baby’s tantrums development stage. This lovely daughter of mine has a very unique way of filling my heart with joy and laughter but also has a kind of effective way of making me cringe inside……am sure you know what I mean….Babies too have mood swings. Despite the fact that she has only two small bottom teeth, she loves grinning hard that makes her face look so comical in a sweet way….and apart from grinning, she has mastered the art of throwing back her head in protest.
Now this throwing of the head backwards is not so funny since she could get hurt real bad if she hit something like the wall with her head. The funny thing is she does that only when she is being held by me or her father or any other person since she is wise enough to know that someone will hold her head back and protect her from hitting something on her head.
On top of that, this behavior has been further enhanced by her new found ability to bite and pull at my hair hard. She does not know that she is biting but she smiles when doing so, which makes me come to a conclusion that maybe she is partly aware of what she is doing. I now protect my hair in a neat bun or scarf since I can never know when she will get the urge to pull and make me cry out.
These actions usually occur when she does not get what she wants or when she is upset or angry….yeah, my daughter though young has a mind of herself just like other babies.
She is my pride and my joy, but I really can not wait for her to grow up so that I can teach her some important ways of good mannerisms like loving and considering others before herself and show her Godly ways. It is all parents’ wishes that their babies will grow to be well mannered and good natured citizens, this is not a one day journey, and rather it is a lifetime journey that requires patience, understanding and love. This journey starts from when the child is small.
Kids are parents’ responsibilities and to love, care and bring up a child are duties that lie on the shoulders of its parents. Am not perfect but I promise to be the best mother to my kids and lead them by good and correct examples.
Make this promise today, that through your imperfections, you will find enough love and patience to guide and teach your child as she grows.
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