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Oh, I forgot to share what I would say to the Mother

Oh, I forgot to share what I would say to the mum... If you read my blog on Saturday, I said I would share what I would've said if I had walked up to the mum.... (if you didn't read my blog from Saturday, you can do so here)

I would've said something to that Mother, had I felt called too.. and it would've stemmed from something I read that Dayna Martin had said in one of her posts a long time ago. What Dayna had spoken about made so much sense and something clicked in me that day. It was something along the lines of she was on a long flight with her family and there was another mother with a child who wouldn't stop crying and instead of judging the mother, she went and helped the mother and showed compassion for her. The mother was extremely grateful and it was showing her children how to treat people... it was more involved than that, but you get the gist of it. So remember that, whenever you are on a plane, instead of judging the family, offer help, for it only takes one person to...

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COME HERE NOW!!!! My observations of a frustrated Mother.

"COME HERE NOW!!!" and everyone turned and looked as I cringed in amazement. Here is a toddler, no more than 3 years old, running into a parking lot and the mother, standing at the side of the road, pointing down angrily at her feet yelling "Come here now!" after a few yells, the toddler eventually stopped in a daze as the car was patiently waiting for the toddler to go back to it's Mother. All I could think, was wow - that is how I call my dog! Maybe I need a bit more compassion when I speak to my dog #hmmmm

Maybe I should've said something to the Mother, at the same time, I am a bit over trying to convert those who aren't ready. Yet, some compassion perhaps, I know what I would've said and I will get to that in a moment.

As I continued to watch, the Mother then proceeded to yell at the toddler. I was gobsmacked. Maybe because I have another point of view.

How is it that toddler will ever learn that the road is dangerous when he didn't even know what he did wrong? All he will...

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The concept of letting my child do what she wants when she wants seems radically outrageous....

The concept of letting my child do what she wants when she wants seems radically outrageous....

Yet, any new concept can bring about the same reaction...

The same reaction to a new person that is... the concept of letting a child do what they want when they want, isn't actually that new...

When Adaya was capable of pointing at things, I let her choose her own clothes.

"Oh my! That is outrageous! Why would you let a child wear what they want?! They need to wear the pretty little dress I bought for her before she grows out of it. She doesn't know what she wants. Force her into this." #myth 

#truth: Babies and children understand what we are saying, long before they can talk properly. When Adaya was less than 2 years old and not talking, it used to be common occurrence that I would pull out the most beautiful dresses or skirt and top that she had, that her Dad had bought her top label, and she would shake her head strongly saying no and I would say, "Well what do you want to wear...

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