I want to be that mother who can stand up and say I am a strong confident mother and I know what is best for my children. We breastfeed and co sleep, We listen, We include, We eat chocolate and snot smoothies, we trampoline and grow frogs, we sling, we carry and we try and understand and work with our children without resorting to punishments, threats or coercion.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Is it important?

Its important to me and I cant do it

Imagine your child has said this to you, how would you react? What would you say or do?

Its not important
its not that big a thing
you don’t need to do it

How would that make her feel?

Everyday someone says to you verbally, non verbally, in those exact words or not  ‘it’s important to me and I can’t do it?

Here let me help you, I can see its something you really want or need to do, let me see if we can do it together until you are able to do it yourself.

How does that make you feel?

1 comment:

  1. Or how about if you were crying and someone said "You're okay" or "Suck it up." Can we treat our children like people, please?