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.
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
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.
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.
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.