I have just recently read Mailonline (24th March 2017) and seeing a hilarious timelapsed video that parents posted of their twin boys having the time of their lives and feeling kinda sorry for those poor parents not getting any sleep and then probably having grumpy boys the next morning.
Attachment theory is real. And it’s important.
I recently came across this article, and it provides a sobering insight into how important the bond is between a mother and child during the first year:
It’s a very long article, so I recommend saving it into your favourite reader, like Pocket (https://getpocket.com/), for when you have 20 minutes free with a good cuppa coffee.
- Start telling your child stories that explain why the thunder makes such a loud noise (see further down)
- Then suggest options of hiding undercover
- Diving straight into your bed
- Otherwise, try doing the rain dance for the thunder to STOP, that should put a smile on your child’s face
It’s amazing how we reject the typical daily chores, activities and daily routines and hand it over to someone else to do, like a nanny or “auntie” or helper or granny. Sure the reasons for having this wonderful helpful person in our home is because:
- We work late hours
- Im a single parent
- We are too exhausted by the time we get home to “worry” about the kids, especially after such a stressful day
- It’s too chaotic and rushed in the morning to get everyone and everything ready
- I’m going to be late for work
- I coming home too late from work
- Having breakfast and dinner together starts off and ends the day (at the table not infront of TV!) Eating at the table is learning proper social skills and table manners (bonus: a better digestion and healthier)
- Setting and clearing the table helps with learning responsibilities
- Tidying up their own rooms, making up their own beds (a little help/support is needed, of course)
- Washing or packing dishes, prepares them for the future chores
- Mowing the lawn, picking up the dog poop, racking the leaves, planting some flowers or a new tree, together (means outside bonding time in fresh air or smelly poops)