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02 June 2008 @ 02:59 pm
 
It has almost been a year since my son was born. The time really does go very quickly. He's starting to stand up and I just love watching him develop and grow. He is really starting to explore the world a lot more and in ways that aren't just putting things straight into his mouth - which still happens a lot. Such a calm and happy boy who quite often doesn't like you leaving his sight. I am looking forward to him talking and walking. He's getting good at assisted standing but he still looks like he has come out of rehab.

His brother Daniel, is starting to make a lot of progress mentally. He's defiantly out of his terrible 2's phase and is a lot more co-operative. He still has his moments and sometimes I can't hear myself thinking because of his incessant talking, but he's a good kid. Thing with kids when they start talking is that you must remember how old they still are. He's only 3 and we must understand that. There's a great deal of stuff in this world that he doesn't get so he only has his own small point of view whenever he does anything. I always wonder how much he understands as you also don't want to underestimate. All kids want is to understand things so when you answer their questions it's best to do it with a happy tone. The more they understand the more independent they can be. You have to remember that they just don't know certain things so instead of yelling at them you have to show them and explain it to them. I think it's also important not to rush kids, you can't teach them some things without them knowing the basics first. They are MORE than happy with simple games rather than getting upset with them for not doing what you want with something more complex. Don't forget the short attention span, some kids don't last long on something before they want to move onto something else. So don't get too upset when they start doing things differently. They are learning after all. I suppose it's up to parents to help kids learn how to learn rather than only just saying no to everything. That's really quite difficult to do when you are tired.
 
 
 
bunnitosbunnitos on June 3rd, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, time moves on too quickly.

Children are incredibly complex. I'm sure I wouldn't have the patience for them at all. It must be difficult to balance the work and parenting. Hopefully you get at least a little time for yourself. *hugs*