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It is normal that you want to hug and hold and kiss and nurse your baby (day and night).
It is normal that your baby doesn’t want to be separated from you; her survival instincts are strong. She isn’t manipulating, she is communicating. She believes that you and she are one, not two. And on a subconscious level, maybe you do too.
It is normal that she reacts and cries when she can’t see you to bring you back into proximity; that is a healthy response, which will naturally change over time, but it is not to be squashed or questioned or judged.
It is normal that you don’t want to leave her. That when someone offers for you to have a night out or to leave your baby that after you’ve been gone for an hour or just a few minutes your heartstrings are being pulled. As much as you need a break and some me time, the magnetism of your connection is drawing you back to her. It doesn’t mean you’re weak or needy.
It means you’re bonding with your baby on a deeply emotional and physiological level.⠀⠀
In the early days, she physically needs you to help regulate her bodily systems, like heat and heart rate and her breathing. As she grows into a toddler and beyond she relies on you to co-regulate her emotions. She is calm when she is with you. You are her home.
Your loving interactions are firing and wiring her brain to believe that the world is a safe place. You are teaching her that she can trust others. You are fostering her ability to form healthy relationships in the future.
This time goes by oh so fast and before you know it she will be taking steps away from you. Take solace in the fact that her independence will one day be strong because you’ve slowly and peacefully laid the foundations through a framework of healthy dependence and attachment.
Enjoy this time mama! Revel in this baby bliss. Surrender, close your eyes and fall into the great unknown that is waiting for you. Trust your baby. Forget the clock. Ditch percentiles. And become attuned to her.
She is in love with you for a reason – you are her amazing mama and she knows exactly how to guide you. 💕 #raisedgood
#stressfreespring Day 9: Learn Something New.
Studies show that activities that occupy the hands: knitting, stitching, painting, yard work, and even folding laundry can make our brains happier.
When I need a moment of calm and relaxation, I always look for things I can make - cross stitch, sewing, soap making, painting. Pick up that guitar! Dust off your sewing machine!
Are you learning something new these days?
Shout out to all the Grandparents out there! ❤️
Love this? Me too. I try to live it and instill it in my children. When my sense of 'enough' comes from within, it is a source a strength that can run eternally. Want to go much deeper on this concept? Read "Flow" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It's 🤯🤯🤯🤯
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Today’s homeschool adventures didn’t disappoint! First thing in the morning, he told me he wanted to play with play doh so, I listened. He was eager to make the logo of his favorite band! Afterwards, he traced the letter of the week with a dry erase marker and completed simple math problems. I made up a math worksheet using the Red Hot Chili Peppers logo. As you can imagine, he was eager to count! He then copied letter patterns with popsicle sticks, dug through dirt again for magnetic letters and then matched them to the ones I wrote on the board, practiced saying, “My name is Jaya” in American Sign Language, helped me cook, made another footprint art piece and end the day by jumping in the pool with his papa! Tomorrow is field trip Friday! That means we will wear our masks and he will chill in the stroller while I jog around the neighborhood! 🤣 Trying to stay creative here! Have any fun ideas for us? Let me know below! 🙏🏼
🔆Dismissing behaviour as “just attention seeking” is something I have seen a lot of in my career. ⠀
🔆Though attention seeking is a very real reason (that is backed by science) that challenging behaviour happens, I like to help reframe this with caregivers and parents as the child’s need for connection. ⠀
❤️Often kids will look for attention in ways that don’t seem loving. ⠀
👧🏼This may look like: yelling, kicking, hitting...⠀
❤️If kiddos have big feelings but don’t have the words or the capacity to tell us why they are feeling that way... we will see it come out in the way they behave.⠀
🔆Behaviour is communication,⠀
❤️We can intentionally build in connection while setting boundaries around the challenging behaviour.⠀
🔆We can use narration and reflection to teach our kids how to communicate their feelings with words!⠀
👧🏼Instead of looking at kids as “bad” we can see that kids are learning and trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t work!⠀
❤️Children (like all of us) need love and attention. I for one have definitely needed extra connection time lately with all that is happening in the world. Thankfully I have the words to express this to my family and friends, whereas my daughter may not have that yet. ⠀
👱🏼♀️Keeping a posture of curiosity towards your children can help you stay compassionate and get to the root of what is going on.
⠀ 💛🌻 Jess is a psychotherapist and mom who is taking the tools she has been teaching to parents and making them accessible for you on @ourmamavillage!
She teaches you how to do this in her online parenting course RAISING HUMAN BEINGS ! If you are ready to better understand why your Littles are behaving the way that they are and know what to do in the moment of meltdowns or other challenging behaviours grab the course today!
Ohh my baby wearing heart! 😍
This guy loves carrying her dolls in her @ergobaby “pack pack”, but the straps are meant for a bigger kid, so they’re always sliding off her shoulders. I suggested a wrap or sling and she was totally down to try multiple carries. We did the classic front carry, a sling carry, and a double hammock back carry (second picture). We ended up with the back carry because she was trying to get her other baby in and out of the stroller with the sling carry and it was a little tough. We all know how that can be navigating two babies. She is still in the back carry 30 minutes later, and has been all over the house taking care of business.
She’s a natural! 💕
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Tagging my favorite sling and wrap brands to let you know we are totally here for mini wraps and slings!
@poppetslings @hopeandplum @viennasprings @loveheldco @lovesakurabloom @heritagebabydesigns @girasolberlin @oschaslings @paz_handmade @bijoubabywearing .
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"My toy!" This wibbly wobbly little teddy has become my almost 7 month old's favourite toy. I was surprised to hear him grunting when I attempted to take it away, and he pulled it back from my hands.
Featuring our favourite sleeping bag 'Forest Friends' by @littleunicorn_nzandaus
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Confession time 👉 𝗗𝗲𝘇𝗲𝗹𝗳𝗲 𝗶𝗸, 𝗺𝗮𝗮𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗵 𝘃𝗼𝗲𝗹 𝗶𝗸 𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀. Deze hele situatie heeft iets in mij verandert op de een of ander manier. De vanzelfsprekendheid in het leven om de vrijheid te hebben veilig te gaan en staan waar we willen is voor altijd weg. Ja, die vrijheid zal wel ooit terug keren, maar deze zal voor mij nooit meer 𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘻𝘦𝘭𝘧𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥 zijn. Dat stukje onschuld is weg. Des te meer de waardering er zal zijn als we ons weer kunnen bewegen tussen de mensen. Onze familie en vrienden kunnen zien en knuffelen. Ontspannen bootschappen doen. Niet na elke handeling je handen wassen als je buiten de deur bent geweest. Hoe heerlijk is dat!?
𝗘𝗻 𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗷𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗶𝗷𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗳𝗱: "wat nou als dit jonge mensen en kinderen had getroffen!?" Ik denk dat de chaos in Nederland dan goed compleet geweest zou zijn. Kom niet aan mensen hun kinderen, dan zijn ze tot alles instaat. 💔 Na dit gedoe weet ik wel dat er straks als de rust weergekeerd is, er op de zolder een grote plastic doos komt met een x aantal benodigdheden (die er dan volop weer verkrijgbaar zijn) zoals mondkapjes, handschoenen, gel, zeep, desinfecterende shizzle etc. Hopelijk zullen we die nooit nodig hebben. Maar als mijn kinderen ooit in gevaar zijn heb ik in huis war er nodig is om ze te beschermen. 🤔 overdreven? Misschien wel... maar better safe then sorry. 🤣nooit gedacht mezelf om te poppen tot mini doomsdayprepper. Maar deze dreiging is nog nooit zo reëel geweest als nu.
𝗪𝗮𝘁 𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝗶𝗷!? Zit jij hierna in 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱 of 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭? 😅🤪
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Who can relate?
This was me yesterday 😝
When your child does something wrong does it upset you? Make you angry? Make you so furious that they keep doing it that you want to yell at them until they stop?
Often we get stuck in this cycle of telling our kids off for the same things when we really need to take a step back and ask ourselves.... 🤔 what skill does my child need to learn so this stops?
So we need to focus on teaching our child the skill they dont have, rather than focusing on punishing them for not already knowing. ☆
Hi my name is Brooke Shelton and I'm an accredited AMHSW and a perinatal, child & family therapist. I've been working with parents and families for over a decade and I have kids of my own.
If you would like more help with this idea or parenting in general then please request to join my attachment theory based reflective parenting facebook group (pregnancy, birth and beyond) because I believe all of us parents need more help and support at times. Link on main insta page if you want to join 😊.
If you would like more specific support, then please contact me via phone or email for a consultation either face to face at my clinic in East Brisbane Qld or online.
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"You belong where you love to be,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And after each day is through,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You will always belong right next to me,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And I’ll belong next to you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And you belong right here,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where you’re home,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And where I hold you close.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Friendly reminder to *Stay Home* and not become complacent and wander off outside the house. The pandemic is not yet behind us.
We've seen a lot of woodwork in our day, but the work of @odinparker stands out in our mind. We are mesmerized by the #heirloomtoys they manufacture with love. Little wooden mushrooms in all sizes and colors? A leaf puzzle? A wooden picnic spread? Please, please, let me have a birthday or other celebration ahead so I have an excuse to put in another order! Photo: #@odinparker
. #sagecru #toddlerlife #toddlerhood #funwithkids #toddlersofinstagram #busytoddler #wildandbravelittles #raisegoodhumans #teachkindness #letthembelittle #lifewithlittles #madeformemories #mommyblogger #attachmentparenting #consciousparenting #mymamahood #storytellingmama #momentsinmotherhood #montessori #quarantinewithkids #quarantinefun #woodentoys #toddlertoys #montessoritoys #waldorftoys #stayhome #stayathome #odinparker
Menghadapi proses persalinan menjadi hal yang membahagiakan sekaligus menegangkan bagi para wanita. Pada kondisi tertentu, perlu dilakukan tindakan operasi caesar demi kesehatan ibu dan janin.⠀
Wanita yang mengalami persalinan secara caesar pastinya memiliki bekas luka jahitan di perutnya yang tak jarang menimbulkan rasa ngilu dan perih saat dipegang 😖⠀
Meskipun sudah lama, luka ini kadang masih saja terasa sakit. Hmm, apa ya penyebabnya? 🤔 Simak infografis di atas ya, Moms! 👍🏻⠀
#mainanbayi #anak #mainananak #hamil #dressbayi #ibu #bajubayimurah #bayisehat #bajubayisecond #kadobayimurah #parentingindonesia #attachmentparenting #popokbayi #tumbuhkembanganak #bayiceria #leggingbayi #seputarkehamilan #infokehamilan #ayahku #parentingnabawi #tipskehamilan #nutrisianakcerdas #ibuanaktiga #pertumbuhanbayi #fashionibumuda #nutrisianakanak Repost @motherbabyind
Are we really coming up on 11 months? Good golly, this mama can't take it! Slow down little dude, but sometimes when it's really tough, I also secretly wish he'd hurry up. This little man has challenged me in ways I never could have imagined, but he has the tightest grip on my heart! Life is wild and wonderful with him. He's hilarious, goofy, and sweet. He loves fiercely, gives generously, and dances constantly. Phoenix loves chasing his sister around (almost running now), hugging his puppies, laughing a lot, and eating all the things. He's really loving drinking from a real cup these days! He literally WILL NOT sit still so getting a picture of him that's not blurry is almost impossible. We love his hugs and the kisses he blows. He's working on signing more, milk, and hi, while sort of being able to grunt out those words as well. Even when he can't say a word, he sure knows how to communicate is needs and always tries to talk. It's fun to have long "conversations" with him. Phoenix still doesn't believe in sleeping at all — day or night, so that's awesome. He has no fear of heights, climbs on everything, turns around to go down only sometimes, but also mostly just goes headfirst in every situation literally and figuratively. He's brave, smart, confident, curious, and wild! Oh, and those eyebrows! He is the king of scowling at anyone, everyone, and all the things! It feels like he's been with us forever; he fits right in with our little crew. Love him to the moon and back!
What memories are you making today?
Heute war so ein wunderschöner Tag 😍💚🌞🌺 ich bin so happy dass es so warm ist, fühle mich endlich wieder richtig lebendig 😄 bin absolut kein Winterkind 🙅🏻♀️ vllt liegt’s daran dass ich zur Hälfte aus dem Süden stamme 🇹🇷?!
Die beiden Racker sorgen für ordentlich Bewegung, aber heute Mittag ist der Kleine auf mir vor lauter Gemütlichkeit beim schaukeln auf dem Balkon eingeschlafen, war das herrlich 😌 #pausefürmama
Wie verbringt ihr am allerallerliebsten Zeit draußen momentan 🍧🌞😌???
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👉🏾👉🏾SLIDE TO NEXT PICTURE FOR the new mask smile 😊 😷
I've always smiled with my teeth so smiling under my mask looks different. I forget because I've still got my red lipstick 💄 on under my mask when I'm smiling. Add my sunnies @quayaustralia and people have no idea what I'm thinking when I exercising my 3 little people 🤷🏻♀️😂
Scroll to the second picture to see us "smiling" behind our #masks. My sunnies are blocking my happy eyes but you can see Kai's sparkly smile in his eyes. 🤩 *
Wearing a mask while running/biking/walking is uncomfortable. But we are embracing it and every other new thing that comes our way with #covid19 *
#resilience #healthy #keepplaying #twinmom #momof3 #momofthree #attachmentparenting #teachyourkids #mindset #fitness #doitanyway #getoutside #exercise #movement #keepsmiling UNDER THOSE MASKS ❤️
Read this today in my virtual village because I needed the reminder. Thank you @rebeccaeanes for such beautiful words that always help me shift my perspective ...
“This is a reminder to all of you who are in the trenches of motherhood. You hold your infant and feel like you have a lifetime together. You’re bone-tired and so you don’t want to hear yet another person tell you how quickly it goes by. That feels like a joke right now. It’s hard, I know. It seems like the phase you are in will last forever. I remember the season when I had two tiny ones under my feet all day long, and the days felt very long. The nights felt even longer. It was a season filled with wild emotions, exhaustion, unbelievable joy, discovery, and what felt like a never-ending marathon of diaper changes.
I enjoyed many moments during that season, but I also wished away too many. I used to wish they were out of diapers. I used to wish they’d just sleep through the night. I used to wish for a bit of “me” time.
... But just as assuredly as the sun sets each evening, the season that felt like it would never end suddenly did.
That’s that rule of motherhood, mamas. It’s all in passing - the hard days, the laughter-filled days, the frustrating days, and the fun days. Everything is temporary. Although there are so many joys to cherish, sometimes parenthood feels so heavy on the heart.” She then goes on to share the five truths she remembers on the tough days in her book, “The Gift of the Happy Mother” which I will share soon. Drop a heart 👇 if you had a tough day too.
Photography by @latteandlullabies
Sejr, min Sejr! 10 måneder gammel!
Stadig sød og mild og nem, men også med ild i rumpetten! I går tog du dine første tre skridt uden støtte - slap nu lidt af!! I denne tid med hjemmepasning af Hjalte, har I virkelig meget tid sammen, og I har allerede det mest fantastiske bånd! Hjalte glæder sig til du bliver stor nok til at komme med på overnatning hos farmor og farfar, for han savner dig sådan, når han er der alene 💙
Vi vikler meget begrænset i corona-/flyttetiden, og du er heldigvis blevet glad for lange lure i klapvognen. Men vi nyder begge viklekrammerne, når de er der 🥰
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This pandemic has taken me back to the basics and I love every minute of it. 🌾
Our Breastmilk and Memorial Jewelry course is available on our website for just a few more days! 😮
It is jam packed with 232 pages full of information on how to create your own Breastmilk and Memorial Jewelry business. 😚
We cover A LOT in the course...and it's only $425!
• Three separate preservation methods
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Thought I'd share some Thursday therapy with advice we could probably all use right now while we're stuck at home and everything is out of whack. .
Speak to yourself the way you speak to a friend- kind, caring and compassionate. When things get tense and emotional at home, speak to both yourself and your child at the same time and with love- "This is hard. The way you're feeling is normal. Let's get through this together."
Note: I'm not a therapist. This isn't even my "niche" online. These are just words that are helping me get through the hard times in life and I think they should be shared.
#therapythursday #selfcompassion #parentingwithlove #attachmentparenting #parentingyourself #loveyourself #motivation #encouragement #brothers #brotherlylove #berkscounty #berks #pablogger #2under3 #patience #explorationmotherhood #thebloggersbistro #mamasonthemove #purpleteacupbloggers #advice #wordstoliveby #grace
Hallo! Do you also like this saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”? It’s so optimistic and maybe due to this I took this week prompt of #booksofmanycolors from @trinna_writes very literally 😉
The book on my picture is „Child Close Up” (it’s my free translation of the title) of the polish psychologist @angelikamajer I love her books and texts, because she uses very user friendly language and for me some of her ideas were revolutionary at the beginning just like breathing fresh air after years in smog.
In “Child Close Up” the parents can learn how to built with child or children the relationship based on trust and unconditional love and how to accompany the child in the hard and stressful process of growing up (it’s also hard and stressful for the parents, I know it😂). I choose this book not only due to the beautiful yellow cover but especially because it helps me to be better parent and human. I’m still far far away from the parent I want to be but I’m also far far away from the parent I could be without people like Agnieszka Stein (I would be terrible mother) and it’s very optimistic for me. ☀️ 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋 My question to you: what is your think, which helps you to be better human or parent or just understand yourself better? I let you with this question and wish you good night. ✨✨✨
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GUYS!! Have you ever cried while reading to your kids?.
All. The. Time. Seriously.
One of the reasons that I LOVE family reading is because of the connection, empathy and understanding that flows.
This book of poetry had me in tears. Swipe right to read some of them.
There are more, they are gold. 💕.
We followed that up by reading “Heidi”, our current favourite... so much goodness can come from great books. 💕.
If you want your kids to love reading, read to them. Period. 💕.
To get your copy of “The Best Books List”, go to the link in my bio at: @coaching.with.crystal.noelle and “subscribe”, it’ll be sent to you. 💕.
You’ll love it. I promise. You’re welcome. 💕.
♡ Presence Pledge ♡
I hope you feel like a welcome spark in my life, not an inconvenience, annoyance, or bother to my day.
I hope you feel comfortable in your skin, not constantly wondering how many things you need to change before you're unconditionally loved and celebrated.
I hope you feel heard, valued, and understood, not diminished for being too young and too inexperienced to have an opinion or know what you need to thrive.
I hope you feel capable and confident, not fearful or incapable of doing something without constant supervision and correction.
I hope you feel brave enough to bare the colors of your soul, not pressured to hide your light or play small to gain acceptance.
I hope after spending an hour, a day, a lifetime in my presence,
I leave your heart fuller,
your smile wider,
your spirit stronger,
your future brighter,
than you could have ever imagined by yourself.
~Rachel Macy Stafford, Only Love Today
How many of us have said “when I have a kid, I’ll never let them do ___”. And then what happened? Yeah. We had a kid and ate humble pie. What can we say? We had good intentions. Parenting was so much easier before I had a child. But how many of us WITH kids have seen another child act in a certain way and then thought to ourselves “my kid would never behave like that!” I know I have. Before I experienced the hard of what it's like to have a child with an invisible developmental delay. Parenting a neurodiverse child is much easier when you don’t have a neurodiverse child.
Neurodiversity exists on a huge spectrum, and so many developmental delays display themselves through behavior, but we have years of framing behavior as bad kids and worse parenting, instead of what research says it actually is, lagging skills, unsolved problems, and developmental variances.
It’s easy for well-meaning people to say “if you just did ___, you could stop that behavior in its tracks” or “if you were more aware/firm/uncompromising, you could fix it”. But children who are neurodiverse cannot be forced, isolated, shamed, lectured, scared, or punished into becoming neurotypical, any more than we can do those things to effectively (and ethically) teach reading and writing to a child who is "behind". Behavioral challenges need the same care and consideration that academic challenges need because they all fall into the same categories...they’re all developmental delays.
We have to make a shift away from “if you were just more of a parent” and “the child is just being naughty” to “all children learn and grow at different paces and are worthy of connection, acceptance, and support. Ultimately, we all want to be seen, heard, and find acceptance. No one deserves to be socially isolated of judged for needing different kinds of support, and our communities gain so much value by creating safe spaces for diversity to thrive.
If you see a child or parent struggling, remember to choose compassion and empathy. We’re all doing our best.
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Sometimes I feel like I am all on my own doing the most difficult job in the world ( #momming). I'm not sure what brought you here, but just in case you thought I have it all figured out, let me share…
You know, when I had my daughter, I was really overwhelmed with the enormity and the responsibility of my new role.
There was no way I could have prepared for the identity shift that happened.
It took my feet right out from under me.
And you know what?
It’s okay to feel the big feels,
It's okay to be overwhelmed;
And it’s okay to be blindsided by change.
I believe that the sooner you acknowledge that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed, the sooner that it will pass, and you can get back to enjoying the little moments.
One of the big things that helped me get over those big feelings was to let go of the to-do list and focusing on being. I know, easier said than done.
For me, the uncompleted chores fuelled my fire of ‘not good enough,’ and guess what… the laundry and the dishes are a renewable resources. They will always be there waiting for you.
(I think it’s natures joke on moms.)
And this moment right now can either be spent in angst over it, or you can let it go.
And maybe for you it’s not laundry or dishes that fires you up.
Maybe it’s the mess of toys all over the floor.
Or something else all together.
And most of the time, worrying about something only makes it worse.
So, that’s it for today.
Embrace the big feelings and know that these moments happen, acknowledge it, own it, and then keep on moving forward.
And you should know that even when you hit your stride and think you have it figured out, these moments will still happen.
We are all human.
We will all have overwhelming moments and overwhelming days. So make sure you surround yourself with people who build you up and have your back.
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We used to believe that parents needed to only provided the basic necessities (shelter, food, water, etc.) in order for their child to be okay in life. Emotional and psychological needs were often neglected as a society. Some of us may even remember when medical doctors encouraged parents to let their children 'cry it out' at night. These were different times, and I do believe that all parents do the best they can with the knowledge, awareness, and resources they have available to them.
Thankfully, we have learned through modern research that chronic emotional childhood trauma has similar outcomes to physical trauma.
Practical, this could look like caregivers who provided us with the basic needs but we're emotional neglectful.
Caregivers who we experienced as emotionally unstable (big highs and lows) and therefore we were not able to determine if they were a source of safety or fear.
The trauma that we experienced lives in our unconscious mind but gets stored in our body. Now as parents it reawakens when we are triggered by our own child. For some of us, becoming parent is the first sign that something deeper is going on. We were able to navigate relationships whether friendship or romantic without huge triggers but now as parents we can't seem to regulate ourselves. This is understandable, your child will likely be the biggest trigger because it is that relationship (parent/child) where you have resentment and repressed memories.
How are you experiencing this?
Remember, awareness and consciousness is a process, so be easy on yourself. 💫
Once upon a time, women lived in community. They shared secrets through the lineage, all the tips and tricks to make it through the hurdles ahead.
Motherhood has been all about finding the right resources that fit with your instincts. Our journey with AYA has been nothing short of a dream. But I can’t pretend that all nights have been sleepfull 🙃
Tomorrow, Friday April 10th, I’m am doing a very special LIVE with Hollyn Razimor from @adelynnmaesleep
The universe always sends you who you need to remind you of what you inherently know. Please join us as we delve into the opportunities of Motherhood and how approaching the physical and emotional with a holistic perspective can play an impactful role in your journey.
Hollyn is a wife and mama to her almost 2 year old daughter. She is a Baby-Led Sleep & Well-Being Specialist. She supports families using a holistic approach to support with their child’s sleep and the family’s overall emotional and physical well-being.
After becoming a mother, she felt the societal pressure to sleep train her daughter, but felt deep down that this was not the right choice for her, and discovered a new way of parenting called the Baby-Led approach. This approach has a focus on tapping into the mother’s instincts, while maintaining a strong bond between child and mother, and NEVER uses any form of separation based parenting, like sleep training. She is SO PASSIONATE about supporting families connect with their children on a deep emotional level.
Hollyn has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus in Marketing.
See you at 3:30PM EST LIVE
Feel free to send us any questions!
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What is FAMILY???
Family is lifes greatest gift, it is the people that surround you with love and care, help you be your best, encourage, nurture, protect and support. .
This is my family we are not perfect far from it truth be told, but i wouldn't have it any other way. Luckily myself and mike have very similar parenting styles so we are always on the same page when it come to parenting the babies. Right now mike is my rock, holding me closer, squeezing tighter and telling me what I need to hear, when I am feeling most vulnerable. Even the strongest of people need to be taken care of sometimes!! .
I am missing my family (mum, dad, brothers, sister in law, and nieces) so much all we can do is video call which has to be good enough but is actual fact isnt enough. I have always known we were a close family, but this actually puts into perspective how close we actually are. Luckily myself and family haven't been taken ill by this awful virus and I pray that we never do! .
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By the end of the day everyone is tired and grumpy, procrastinating, complaining and nagging - kids and parents. Avoid all this with a very specific bedtime routine that starts at a very specific time. Use a chart to get kids engaged. It will quickly become be an easy habit.⠀
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We’re getting a few questions about this at the minute. I guess you just can’t be too careful given our current situation. The answer is yes!
Simply remove all the covers and pop in the washing machine at 40°C. Allow to air dry.
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I am blown away by the #babyledsleepandwellbeingspecialist certification course.
My eyes are open and I am soaking in the information. I am so blessed I will be able to spread this knowledge and help sleep become something sweet 💕 🙌🏻 Big shout out to @islagracesleep for creating this lovely course ❤️ #sleepwell #newmommy #newmom #toddlermom #childrenssleep #childrenshealth #dentalmom #babyledsleepcoach #attachmentparenting #love #workingmom #momlife #sleepcoach
Working from home and parenting in the pandemic.
Lovely Laura (aka @thetiredmumsclub ) shares how she and her husband are both working from home with a little one in tow... Who is at home with you?
My husband and 15 month old daughter
How do your days look at the moment?
Week days are tough, we’re both working full time and looking after lily so it’s a struggle over who’s work is more important and deadlines etc I’m trying to get up and get ready as if I’m going to work (not in work attire just the routine of it) and that sets my mind up for the day. Our routine basically follows lily, we’re trying to stick to similar times that nursery uses so as not to confuse her too much.
How are you feeling?
Up and down - majorly up then majorly down! I’ve laughed so so hard but I’ve also threatened to throw myself out the window and cried hysterically. I think it’s the external pressure of work and also spending large amounts of time with a teething toddler who hates sleep 🤦🏼♀️ What are you missing most?
Im missing time to myself mainly!
What are you loving?
I love that I get to spend more time with my little family, seeing lily grow and develop in ways I wouldn’t usually get to see because she’s in full time nursery.
Can you share a tip with us?
Go with the flow - take the pressure off and let go of expectations because that’s where the stress comes in! Trust your instincts and looks inwards for more answers than you look for outwards 💜
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I am VERY EXCITED to announce that I am doing my FIRST LIVE tomorrow at 3:30pm EST. 🎥
Joining me will be Reem Habash from Vipassa Mama @vipassamama. Let me tell you a little bit about her (in case you missed it in my stories 😉). Reem is a Registered Massage Therapist and is completing her degree as an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner here in Toronto. Her love for birth began with her pregnancy. She instantly knew she wanted to work with women and babies. She focuses on connecting the physical trauma of the body with the mind and spirit, utilizes Flower Essences as a Birth Support Doula, and taps into her Holistic Life Coaching.
Reem holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations, with minors in Judaic Studies and Political Science.
Before meeting Reem I had no idea what an Osteopath was. After having her explain it to me in detail, I am blown away! It’s a VERY interesting profession that looks at the body holistically, which is very much in line with how I approach working with my families - HOLISTICALLY. What I do is so much more than sleep, it’s digging down to see what is going on that is affecting the sleep. Much like how Reem would uncover what is going on with someone physically by looking at the root cause and not the symptoms.
In order to provide you with the very best information during our live, I am asking for you to PLEASE send me ANY questions you would like answered during our live.
Looking forward to see you LIVE tomorrow at 3:30PM EST. 🎥
The benefits of #extendedbreastfeeding and #childledweaning for both mother and child are numerous!! Children are biologically designed to wean between the ages of 2 and a half to seven years old! Please educate yourself before condemning another mother. It's true that #fedisbest but if you can then please consider the breast. ❤ #attachmentparenting
Was willst du mal werden?
Was für eine seltsame Frage...
Nach Definition „bin“ ich jetzt ja wohl da wohin ich mal hin „werden“ sollte, wenn man die Gesellschaft fragt.
Erwachsen. Im Berufsleben angekommen. Mutter. Ehefrau. Sowas halt.
Das alles bin ich tatsächlich „geworden“ - und doch fühlt es sich bei weitem nicht danach an als wär ich irgendwie „fertig“.
Dieses Erwachsen sein gibt einfach nicht das her, was man als Kind immer geglaubt hat. Ganz besonders nicht zu dieser Zeit...
Keine absolute Weisheit.
Keine Lösung für alles.
Auch kein Wünsche erfüllen ohne Limit. .
Ich fühle mich ganz oft noch so wie damals mit acht Jahren.
Schaue Disney Klassiker, kuschel mich an einen Erwachsenen (meinen Mann 😅), bin um 20:30 müde und freue mich, wenn man mir mein Lieblingsessen kocht.
Ich hab Angst allein im Dunkeln, kann immer noch kein Prozent rechnen und verstehe nicht warum es Krieg, Hunger und dieses verdammte Virus gibt.
Manchmal fühlt es sich einfach nur danach an “alt” und nicht “erwachsen” geworden zu sein. 🙈Falls dieses “was willst du mal werden” also auf ein geheimes Ziel hindeuten soll, so hab ich es noch nicht erreicht, geschweige denn, dass ich weiß wo oder was es sein sollte...
#gentleparenting #slowparenting #attachmentparenting
#mamablogger #mamablogger_at #blogger_at #igersvienna #echteliebe #elternschaft #eltern #lebenmitkind #bindungsorientiert #bedürfnisorientiert #unerzogen #teamliebe #achtsamkeit
„Wieso kriegt jmd wie du überhaupt Kinder, wenn du nie Bock auf sie hast?!?“
Boom. Das hat gesessen. Ich krieg ja einiges an scheiss Nachrichten, aber manche sind eben scheissiger als andere. Die hier war nicht nur gemein, sondern hat mich tatsächlich getriggert... 😕
Ja! Ich habe auch mal keine Lust auf meine Kinder (okkk, auf das Baby eigentlich schon noch immer... 🙈). Ist das schön? Nein. Denn natürlich fühlt sich das nicht toll an und selbstverständlich hab ich dabei ein schlechtes Gewissen. .
Aber! Meine Kinder sind kleine Leute, die ganz schön viel von mir wollen. Dank #corontäne ist das grad 24/7 so. Kein Dorf um mich, das mir hilft. Wir befinden uns in der unnatürlichsten u anstrengendsten Situation überhaupt. Und da habe ich nun mal nicht ständig Lust auf sie. Auf meinen Mann ja auch nicht! 24/7 in einer Wohnung aufeinander picken, wochenlang, ohne (nennenswerte)Pause... come on! Immer dieses heile-Welt-Geplänkel 🥴
Ich mag mich so gern, dass ich eben auch mal nur mit mir allein sein mag. Geht grad nicht. Find ich kacke. 🤷🏻♀️
Und dazu stehe ich nicht nur - ich zeigs euch sogar. Weil ich stark vermute, dass es den meisten von euch auch so geht.
Das ist ok! Ihr seit ok. Ich bin ok. .
Ich liebe meine Kinder (und meinen Mann) abgöttisch - und ich hab manchmal keinen Bock auf sie. 😎 #liebeinzeitenvoncorona
Die Tante mit dem „netten“ Kommentar hab ich natürlich blockiert 😬
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Our attachment style influences how we experience trust & safety. For those who identify with traits of anxious attachment, it’s common to oscillate between patterns of giving or overgiving, feeling resentment, expressing a need or demand & experiencing temporary relief. These behaviors are often rooted in a deep fear or abandonment - we may subconsciously give from a place of wanting to create security & ensure the other person will not abandon us [giving can refer to investing time/energy, physical affection, etc.]. When the giving is not reciprocated or there are setbacks in the relationship, we might experience “primal panic” launching us into spirals of anxiety, self-doubt and fear of loss [as we are trying to control or get ahead of the possibility of loss or being abandoned]. Because attachment styles are not fixed, the anxiously attached can also experience traits of avoidant attachment & vice versa.
Knowing your boundaries around giving can be a helpful way to create safety before committing to a relationship. For those of you who identify with these themes, I would love to hear more about your experiences.
Learning this blew my mind!
It’s not that they’re not listening, it’s that they *can’t* listen 🤯
I was getting so frustrated with all the “huhs” and “whats ” that our 4 year old was saying that I actually took her for a hearing test. And guess what....she has perfectly great hearing 🎉
And then I learnt this.....
Until the age of 15(ish), a child cannot differentiate easily between multiple sounds. They *have* to concentrate so hard on their game, the show they’re watching, the story you’re reading that they actually cannot hear 👂🏻 what you say!
Simple solution - get their attention by calling their name (sometimes a few times) *before* you say anything else.
[Also, there’s no guarantee this advice will make your kids *actually* listen to you.....they can still choose not to 🤦♀️😂 #sorryparents ]
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It's been a day. Throwing her apple because it was too cold, screaming because she couldn't fold a piece of paper, hitting the dog for taking the toy SHE gave to him, hitting me for, well basically for existing...
It's been a day. I know this behaviour is the manifestation of emotions that can't find their outlet, and that she needs my HELP. But my inclination, exactly when she needs me most, is to pull away.
The mainstream approaches to dealing with this behaviour feel tempting sometimes. Shouting, walking away from her, taking a privilege away, rewarding her for *not* doing this or that thing, positive reinforcement...they all feel like the easiest way to make this behaviour JUST STOP RIGHT NOW. And after a morning spent at my limit, that's an enticing outcome.
I have to remind myself that behind these behaviours lies a need, or an emotion. Her intent is never to do harm, or annoy me - her intent is to release those emotions and get those needs met. It isn't my job to shame or punish her for having them - it's my job to help her recognize her needs, recognize her emotions, and help her learn how to respond to them appropriately. And since it'll be years before she can move from a state of disregulation to calm on her own, it's also my job to connect, provide relational safety, and help restore feelings of calm.
Sure, I can make that challenging behaviour disappear by being a bigger threat than what upset her in the first place. But just because a child doesn't feel comfortable showing emotions certainly doesn't mean they don't feel them. And it certainly doesn't mean they aren't going to have more experiences later on in life with those big feelings and when that happens....have I shown my daughter ways to identify, embody, and then release her anger, frustration, disappointment, impatience, jealousy, and fear? Or are the only coping mechanisms I'm giving her suppression suppression suppression?
Validating, holding space for, supporting big emotions, setting loving limits without punishment or shame or loss of love, teaching once calm - it's hands down the hardest part of parenting for me. But also, the most important.
From teenagers not being able to end their 'school life' chapter properly, to weddings, holidays & house moves being cancelled, to people losing their work, to people risking their life, to people getting ill... There's a lot going on right now & it will trigger us each differently.
Take time to honour what's happening for YOU specifically without comparing or dismissing your triggers. YOUR EXPERIENCE IS VALID.
Feel free to add your feelings in the comments if I haven't mentioned them as it may help validate someone else 🙏🏼💗
Ich kann nicht immer verstehen, warum meine Kinder traurig sind. Ich weiß nicht immer, was sie so sehr aufregt. Ich kann manches nicht witzig finden, worüber sie sich vor Lachen kringeln. Und ich ärgere mich manchmal über die Art und Weise, wie sie versuchen, ein Bedürfnis auszudrücken. Es fällt mir nicht immer leicht, mitzufühlen. Und ganz ehrlich: Gerade jetzt, wo wir so viel aufeinanderhocken, sind mir die vielen Gefühle manchmal einfach zu viel. Ständig schreit oder weint irgendwer. Und mittendrin stehe ich und würde manchmal eigentlich am liebsten selbst mitheulen.
Ich muss nicht alles verstehen, um es anzunehmen. Dass ich es manchmal nicht nachvollziehen kann, bedeutet nicht, dass es nicht schlimm ist. Dass ich manches anders empfinde, heißt nicht, dass sich meine Kinder einfach nur anstellen. Es ist viel. Jetzt, aber auch so grundsätzlich. Klein sein in einer Welt für Große. Nicht alles verstehen. Sich manchmal so furchtbar machtlos fühlen. Ich kann ihre Gefühle sehen und ihnen zeigen, dass ich für sie da bin.
Wie viele Erwachsene verstecken sich mit ihrem Kummer? Wie viele halten aus, was eigentlich nicht aushaltbar ist? Reden ihre Wut, ihren Ärger klein, äußern sich lieber gar nicht, weil „man das nicht macht“? Ich möchte meinen Kindern ihr Bewusstsein für ihre Gefühle bewahren. Diese Fähigkeit, nach innen zu kehren und sich im Außen mitzuteilen. Auch wenn es manchmal anstrengend ist. Lasst uns den Kindern erlauben, zu fühlen und lasst sie uns darin begleiten. Und lasst uns auch unsere eigenen Gefühle sehen und zulassen und äußern - statt erst damit herauszuplatzen, wenn es gar nicht mehr geht. Und dann komplett zu explodieren.
Ich weiß, wie schwierig es manchmal ist, Gefühle auszuhalten. Das Weinen und Schreien ist manchmal ziemlich schwer zu ertragen. Vielleicht auch, weil wir selbst es gewöhnt sind, unsere Gefühle runter zu schlucken? Weil wir uns selbst danach sehnen, so ungefiltert zu fühlen?
Alle Gefühle haben ihre Berechtigung. Die negativen wie die positiven. Und wenn wir sie zulassen und begleiten - können wir vielleicht selbst dabei noch etwas lernen.
Apropos of nothing having to do with the coronavirus or quarantine or Holy Week, Toby has gone and sleep trained himself this week. One night I was still rocking him to sleep. The next, he was pointing to his crib and asking to go there after stories and songs. I know I should be doing backflips after 20 months straight of rocking and holding, afternoon and night. But I’m not. I am not okay, friends. Not okay at all.
#lovedeveryminuteofit #wellalmosteveryminute #atleastmostlyeveryminute #rockthemwhileyoucan #holdthemwhileyoucan #itreallydoesgobyfast #adoption #attachmentparenting #notrainsleeptraining
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👉🏼I know I'm not the only one going slightly nuts over a whiny toddler. Trapped inside, limited access to outdoors, and very little socializing is the perfect recipe for lots and lots of tears...and moans...you know... all of it.
👉🏼I'm going to break each one down for you so you can live your best life and help your toddler learn how to do the same.
✨Breaks help. Breaks for you. Breaks for your kid. Makes things less monotonous.
✨Nature literally lifts your mood. Matteo can be ending every statement with WAHH and if we step outside, it instantly disappears. Magic.
✨Kids whine less when they know what to expect.
✨Brave voice means we may have big feelings but we can find more regulated ways to express it. I prefer it over big kid voice, no whining, or nice voice.
✨Babs singing Jingle Bells can instantly chill my kid out. I'm sure there's an annoying AF song in your music library that your kid will want to hear 100x per day.
✨Tickles have saved many a whiny moment.
✨Validating is always a good place to start, and a great place to circle back to. They aren't whining arbitrarily.
✨When it doubt, hug it out.
✨Lastly, we keep high expectations. Every time he whines, we respond consistently, asking him to use a brave voice and give him the words. It's helping.
👇🏽Is there more whining in your house lately? What are you doing about it?