Most of you know that I graduated college with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development.
I loved this degree! I was able to learn so much about children and how they grow, learn and develop, and how we as adults can help them.
I have had the opportunity to work in schools and use this degree and see it firsthand.
I came across this blog called Confessions of Parenting and OH MY GOODNESS YOU GUYS!!! I love it so much! I love when you find a new blog because then you just find yourself spending hours looking through all their information haha!
I came across this one post that hit home! Okay, so I may not have children of my own, but I have had my fair share of experiences with children and I have seen this happen many times.
Have you ever seen a toddler have a tantrum? Get upset? Well, it happens. You see, toddlers aren’t great at communicating their feelings. They are still trying to learn and understand what they are feeling, yet alone trying to communicate it. And things that may seem “stupid” or “unimportant” to us as adults, may mean THE WORLD to toddlers. So sometimes, their tantrum over losing their little car toy is like us losing our cell phone. Wouldn’t you be upset if you lost your phone? I would!
One thing I have learned from studying child development, and working with children, is that you need to help them understand what they are feeling. You need to get down to their level, look them in the eyes, and address their feelings. And Confessions of Parenting hit this one spot on, and I love it! Her post is titled Ways To Deal With Toddler Tantrums That Work.
She lists these 6 things we can do when a toddler gets upset.
- Avoid triggers
- Don’t get upset
- Address their feelings
- Be understanding
- Don’t give in
I recommend going over to her website and reading some of her articles. She has a bunch of different sections! She talks about marriage, blended families, parenting (from babies to teens), motherhood, and even things around the home (like little projects to do, or how to declutter, etc). She even sells these cute little kid coupon books!
The author of this blog is this adorable lady named Michele and she is married with 5 beautiful children! She has an amazing background and has been through a lot, so she has a lot of experience with what she writes – which makes her blog even more relatable, real, and inspiring. You can find her bio here if you are interested in reading more about her and her life.
And of course I would recommend following her! Even if you aren’t married, she has a lot of good tips that will come in handy when you do have a family of your own. It’s better to be prepared ahead of time.
You can also find her on Facebook as well! So, there is no excuse to not check out her amazing posts.
The purpose of my blog is to be open about my life to help other people with their struggles. Most of you know I am trying to lose weight (almost 100 pounds), I’ve been struggling with a career, trying to accept the fact that I am still single, dealing with family problems, etc.
We often think we are alone in this world struggling with problems, but we aren’t! And Michele is another person who proves to the world that we aren’t alone. She admits that parenting is hard, but we are not alone. All parents struggle with it. And with the help of others, like Michele, we can learn how to be the best parent we can be for our own children in our own special and unique way.
Here’s to helping those we love!