|Image from www.momlogic.com|
This is what I've been telling myself these past few days. . . .
I just find myself yelling at Ate these past few days. I yelled at her yesterday when she didn't want to brush her teeth. I yelled more when she started crying. I raised my voice again this morning when she didn't want to eat her breakfast. . . and those times she spilled something on the floor or wiped her paint-covered fingers on the clean bed sheets.
Why was I yelling? Because I thought I can have my way if I did, that I can show her who is in charge. Or because it's the easiest thing to do when you get frustrated (because I don't know what she wants) . . . or because I was just too tired and didn't have the energy to handle her at that moment.
What did I get out of it? Nothing!
And I felt like the worst mother in the world!
I feel guilty after I tell her off. I've seem to forgotten that I am dealing with a toddler who is naturally active and inquisitive and who can't fully express herself yet.
So no more yelling, I will stop, I will change, I will be better in handling and understanding my toddler. Oh yes, Parenthood is a continuous learning process.
As I am typing this, Ate is beside me and wants to play with the keyboard.
I was about to . . . so I am stopping myself, I am biting my tongue.
And I know. . . that it's time to end this post. Haha!