Life Lessons My Toddler Has Taught Me

Life Lessons My Toddler Has Taught Me

Life Lessons My Toddler has Taught Me

As a mother, I have taught my daughter so many things. For example, how to say please and thank you, how to clean up, and teaching her ABC’s.  As much as I have been teaching her, I have realized she is teaching me in many ways. Here are few of those life lessons she has taught me.  

Express your emotions.

One thing that I did growing up was suppressing my emotions. I didn’t like telling people how I feel and when asked it was just easy to say “Nothing.” My daughter is super expressive and lets me know if something upsets her or makes her happy.

This is something that I am continually working on. As much as I love to have communication with my daughter and understand her needs, I need to learn to do so myself and let people know how I feel.

Be More Social.

I am not really good at talking to people or breaking the ice so to speak but whenever I am out about with my daughter she says hi to everyone she sees. This has helped me carry on conversations with people.

This is something I love about her. She is helping me to branch out more and slowly get me out of my shyness.

Have Patience.

Before I had my daughter, I considered myself to be a patient person but boy does she test my patience. Toddlers always find a way to drive you a bit crazy but sometimes you have to realize that they are just curious little people that like to get into things and ask lots questions.

Sometimes they tend to repeat the same mistakes or not listen but its ok. They will learn and it will take some time. I know I can be a little impatient with my daughter at times but I’m working on it. Haha

Life Lessons My Toddler Taught Me

Set a Good Example

I find it so interesting how children can be like little sponges. Everything you do or say, they take note. It makes you become more aware of yourself because everything can be a big influence and even a memory.  

Be Happy

No matter what, my little girl is always happy. She enjoys life without a care in the world and doesn’t worry about anything. I love this attitude. Even when she gets in trouble, after all was said and done, she is right back to being her happy go lucky self.

Unfortunately, I suffer from depression and happiness doesn’t come so easily. But seeing my daughter so happy all the time, teaches me to appreciate life more and that I should enjoy the moment as hard as it can be sometimes.

Life Lessons from Toddler

As much as we teach our children, sometimes we have to sit back and see what they are teaching us. Hope you enjoyed these life lessons from a toddler. What has your child taught you? Let me know in the comments. 

30 thoughts on “Life Lessons My Toddler Has Taught Me

  1. I love this! It is very true, our little people really do teach us some very valuable lessons. We as parents often think that we are the teachers, but our kids remind us of things that we forgot so long ago. Things like brutal honesty, being loving and forgiving and not holding grudges. At least that is what mines have taught me.

    1. Yes! Especially the part about holding grudges because it only makes you miserable and children are so forgiven and carefree. Thanks for reading!

  2. So true! The little ones in our life are often teaching us just as much as we teach them. I think the “lesson” that resonated with me the most is “be more social.” My kids can make friends anywhere, with anyone, and I’m afraid to say hi to the fellow mom at the playground. My kids have definitely taught me to put myself out there more and reach out to others. You never know…that person may turn out to be your best friend! 😉

  3. Loved this post! You’re so right.. Parenthood really does teach you so much! And these cute little humans really help you to appreciate the small things in life! I love that your little girl says hello to everyone. Great read as always Hun x

    1. Thanks you! <3
      I am always surprised by what my daughter teaches me.
      Thank you for your support! It means alot!

  4. These are so true! I’m a mom to a happy, go lucky, ornery, two-year-old boy and he is constantly teaching me things not only about myself but about the world around me.

  5. I am not a mother, but I have a five year old nephew who I love very much. He teaches me something different about life each time I get to be around him. The little people in our lives make us realize what’s really important in life and help us to remember to stop sweating the small stuff too often.💜

  6. Great reflections on what we learn from our kids. I have learned to slow down and have fun. Chores and cleaning can wait but fun needs to happen when it arises.

  7. To really be a good parent you need to understand that we have just as much to learn as our children do. This is a great reminder to keep our minds and hearts open to what our children have to teach us.

  8. I’m pretty sure you’re 100% talking about me here!! My daughter is going on 4 years old and boy has she taught me some hard lessons about myself – patience being the hardest one to learn, but man do they keep you honest and make you look at yourself. She makes me a better person and I couldn’t be more thankful.

    1. Oh yeah, patience really is a hard one. My daughter has definitely made me a better person as well. Thank you for reading!

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