Showing posts with label parenthood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenthood. Show all posts

Thursday, February 5, 2015

You Can't Spoil Your Child through Love

Though we all worry about spoiling our child, rest assured that you cannot spoil your child with love. Love doesn't spoil children. Love is imperative to a child's healthy development, and it's just not possible to love your child too much. They need caring adults to spend time with them, play with them, teach them, protect them, and enjoy life with them. 

I may sometimes being hard on my eldest, but I believe that it's a parent's job to provide love, safety and encouragement. The process of growing up provides children with lots of challenges. Try to listen openly and understand their situation and communicate honestly with them when they have difficulties and letdowns in their life. 

Set appropriate limits with your child and then adhere to them. Establishing limits with your child gives them a sense of safety and security.  Sometimes parents do not set limits because they don't want to fight with their children. They don't want to cause bad feelings. They may beg a child to comply. Or they may make a rule and fail to enforce it. They may nag without ever enforcing the rules. None of these helps children. When your child fails to adhere or comply with the boundaries you've set for them, be firm yet kind in your response. This lets them know that you're serious about the rule but dedicated to helping and loving them.  Bear in mind though that each child is different and what works for one child may not work for another.  For example, one child may respond well to the direct approach of telling them a specific time to be home, where another child may need a gentle reminder that it's now time to come home.  

Develop a firm but kind manner of making and enforcing your household's rules and expectations. There's no need to fear our children, and there should be no need to instill a sense of fear in our children in order to get them to comply.  

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Mikyla's First Dental Visit

It was one sunny Saturday when I decided that I would bring my daughter to a dentist for a tooth extraction.

On the way to the dentist, I was praying and hoping that my daughter won’t get traumatized after the extraction. For I know she have a very low pain tolerance. That the pain of injecting some medicine is just one of the worse feeling one could ever experience. 

The Dentist and I tried our very best to convince her to open her mouth, and she did the first time.

But after this photo below, we weren’t able to convince her. She felt the pain of the first injection on her gums. And she doesn’t want to open up her mouth. 

The good thing that time was, her tooth was loose enough that it’s enough to put a topical anesthesia and the dentist just pull it off her gums with less pain and blood..