The potty training journey has now come to a full end in our home and I feel like an entity has passed on. It has been a long journey for us. When I read about moms that have potty trained their kids in days or weeks I can’t help but sigh a little. I wish I potty trained in weeks! I wish my little girl would have gotten to the end of this journey sooner. But I know that every child is different and what works for one child may not work on another.
There is one phrase I always tell my family and friends, “As long as my daughter can grow up and not be an asshole, then I think I did a good job as a parent.” Of course, I want my kid to grow up and one day accomplish bigger and greater things than I have, but for me, it shouldn’t be at the cost of being a decent human being. Trying to raise a kind kid with empathy, concern, and care for all living things so she can grow up making a difference is at the top of my list, like so many parents. Here are some things that we can teach them...
As a mom to a 3 year old, I can say that we've had tantrums, meltdowns, and full blowouts over somethings as little as not having an apple juice at night or as big as an ear infection, which I had no idea about. I reached out to my sister, 20 year experienced preschool teacher, Dasy Perez, about reasons why young children act up and how we can help. I've also included some resources that can help. Here's what Dasy had to say.
We're in the middle of summer and it has been hot, full of swimming lessons, outdoor play, baseball games, and family fun. My daughter will be attending a new preschool in September and I asked my sister, 20 year experienced preschool teacher, Dasy Perez how I could help my daughter get ready for school after a fun filled summer? Here are her suggestions:
Having a child will change your life. I know, everybody says that, but until you actually have a child you don't fully understand what that means. Whether you have a child in your 20's or 30's doesn't matter, because they will bring you such joy. However, there are things that are definitely easier to do when you don't have kids and there are things that you will benefit from, if you do them early enough. Here's my top list of things to do, most of which I did and some I wish I had done like #9.
I have one 3 year old daughter named Victoria (in my belly below). I would love to have another child, right about now but for health reasons, we have decided to only have one child. Many of my friends are now having a second baby and I wanted to address some of their concerns.
Like them, many parents have a second child when their firstborn is 2-4 years old so there isn’t a huge difference in age when the children grow up. I asked my sister, an 18 year experienced preschool teacher, to share her advice and her experiences with you in order to help you when you're ready to have bebé #2. Check out this month’s Dasy’s Corner.
My daughter turned 3 in March. Up until now she has been going to a family daycare, but I decided it was time to move on to preschool. Boy, has this preschool search been an eye opening, “I’m not prepared at all” experience. I wanted to share this with you in hopes that when you are ready to start looking you ARE prepared and not scrambling like I’ve been over the past few weeks. I've even included a Free Downloadable Questionnaire for you to have with you when you are ready to start searching. See what I was surprised to learn!
There is one phrase I always tell mi familia and friends, “As long as my daughter can grow up and not be an asshole, then I think I did a good job as a parent.” Of course I want my kid to grow up and one day accomplish bigger and greater things than I have, but for me, it shouldn’t be at the cost of being a decent human being. Trying to raise a kind kid with empathy, concern, and care for all living things so she can grow up making a difference is at the top of my list like so many parents. So what are some everyday easy things We can do with our kids teach our kids to ser amables? Here are some tips and tools that'll inspire your entire familia.
January 24, 2018
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