When I first realized that I was pregnant, I had a full list of expectations for how I want to raise my child. I was constantly debating if and when I should be a tiger mom or I should be “cool” mom. I’m not sure if anyone of you have had that thought train or is pregnant right now and thinking of the same.
picture for attention: KitCat wasn’t modelling for this picture, she was looking at the pictures in the book. I wonder what she was thinking? Do you ever wonder what your kid is thinking?
I kept changing my list of expectations up till the day that my child was born. Even then and now I am still rectifying my mind. When I see other parents are taking such and such actions, I would either want to make sure my kid is doing the same or even more. With my long list, it got me stressed out to the point that I became unrealistic.
If you are doing the same or even thinking before the baby is out, take a step back and relax. Calm yourself and go with the flow. This might sound very cliche but really if you try to take a few steps backward, you will be able to see that your kids are just kids who need your love. With the love and care, you will be able to learn more about each other. Instead of putting unrealistic goals or unaccomplished things you want in your childhood into your kids.
picture for attention: KitCat being a kiddo that she is!
What I learn from my kids really help me mold the way I actually raise them. I’m going to share one aspect per blog page to give you insight on what I think. Note this is solely just my personal perspective. It does not mean that it is the right way for everyone. If you find it useful, give it some thought. If you find it not, share with me why. I’m super open to discussions.