Other than the Kiki snd the funny videos, we had a great productive afternoon after school. As Im pulling into school and see all these big kids, I cant help it...but I feel a little older and I feel that somehow time speeds away now quicker than ever. I feel that now, more than ever I need to be there next to my kiddo in order to keep his mind occupied, busy and growing.
Its so different to see him grow soooo fast and wonder what the future holds for him. My Dad used to keep my mind and body occupied by having me come to our shop everyday after school...I barely hung out with my friends like every other kid used to do....however, that kept me out of trouble for a bit...but for time being, kept me away from dying young in a troublesome world, or going to jail as a young man...so in a way, it was a good thing. Because it gave me a chance to understand and learn about business.
Today, I cant help wondering what is it that I can do to keep his mind occupied with new things to do away from his normal environment and let it expand. Scary...
Im looking at this pic...I remember the day I told him we were gonna ride his bike, he said to me “But Dadda, I was told I couldnt cus I wasnt ready yet!” and I was like “Buddy do you WANT to?” ...He said “Yes!” with a big smile on his face but scared...the rest? is History!!! Today ...he drove around in his future ride at an empty parking lot...He did AHHH-Mazing! I cant wait until I have my own private Uber! 😂😂😂 So proud of you @puerto_rican000 Son!
How we react to our children's mistakes go a long way. Longer than we imagine. Many adults today are too afraid to try anything new maybe because they were raised to believe mistakes are failures or they were shamed and punished for making mistakes..
Mistakes are normal part of life and learning. Everybody makes mistake including you and i, So the next time your child makes a mistake,don't jump into discipline mode instead see it as an opportunity to teach.
The plan is to raise confident children who are not afraid to try, explore or make mistakes and learn from it.
.WHAT MISTAKE WERE YOU BEAT or YELLED THE HELL OUT FOR AS A CHILD? Let's hear you.
Though I know no one person is perfect, may I say, each of our imperfections came together to give birth to something far beyond perfection. I thank you for consistently being the strong, intelligent, caring woman that never fails to showcase herself as a remarkable human. I want to thank your mother for raising such a beautiful soul. I want to thank your siblings for helping shape a character that is so bold, yet a character that is so genuine and compassionate.
I also want to thank God for never failing to guide me and correct me when needed and for also allowing us to receive such a blessing. I am eternally grateful ❤️❤️🌹🌹 Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
NEW BABY, BIG ADJUSTMENT
Having a baby is possibly the biggest psychological transition a woman is likely to make in her lifetime & it follows that during this period she may be vulnerable to developing mental health problems.
In Australia, approx. 1 in 3 women experience postnatal depression, 14% birth-related PTSD. 50% of postpartum major depressive episodes begins prior to delivery. Rates of domestic violence & conflict also increase in this period, due to spousal tension, frustration, role changes, power struggles, financial strain, sleep deprivation & exhaustion.
Motherhood is so idealised in our society that it leaves little room for women to admit to needing help or that they’re struggling with the adjustment. Unrealistic expectations also routinely set mothers up for self-blame & feelings of failure. If depression & anxiety set in, this can sometimes impact on the attachment bonding with the infant, further adding to unpleasant feelings & failure scripts in the mother.
It is essential for mothers who are struggling to be empathetically supported to get all the psychological and practical support they need during this complex life adjustment period. Reminding new parents that they are learning & respectfully normalising the confusion and uncertainty they feel is important. It's normal for parenthood to be a huge adjustment for both partners, but especially the all consuming role of the primary caregiver of an infant.
MOTHERS - if you are emotionally struggling, please seek as much help as you need from your family, friends, Dr, Psychologist . It takes a village to raise a child, every baby is different, & asking for help is a healthy self caring choice.
Further reading: https://www.panda.org.au
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My chosen baby shinobi. You are a 1 week old child of the village hidden in the leaves. I am very proud of your progression thus far and look forward to all of your future accomplishments as we crush life’s obstacles together! ❤️ #believeit#ourninjaway#hokagesomeday