I have been trying to find the words to write this peace this weekend. But I saw this video on Facebook and I could not have said it more eloquently.
My oldest son whom I lovingly refer to as “Thing 1” has always been the more brash and emotional of the two. Lately, my boyfriend and I have been besides ourselves and in awe of his chosen behaviors when he is upset or doesn’t get what he wants. He THROWS a tantrum, he cries and screams and even kicks and hits. And I have to say my mouth is on the floor when he does it. I feel so bad as a mother. Last night I asked “how do I reverse this behavior?” I have been trying to wrap my mind around why my child has been acting out like this. And I had to take a step back and recognize that it is my fault. In my relationship I am the VERY emotional one. I have to do a better job of managing my attitude and anger and especially what I allow my babies to see. Because they are only 11 months and I am not feeling the way this expression is going.
Please remember, our children are sponges and they soak up every little thing we do. EVERYTHING! So parents I urge you to be more mindful. Your children are watching.