Learning by Being an Example

I see it happening around me a lot more than I should. One of my pet peeves, even before the birth of our daughter, was parents who either were not good parents or we’re not good role models. Yes, it maybe a little harsh but the truth is the truth. Don’t display the manners you don’t want your children to pick up on and have as they grow. However, you do not have to be a terrible parent for that truth to apply to you.
As a still new parent, I have many things I still need to learn.
Put lotion on the peanut after her bath.
Make sure to know where a binky is at all times.
Always have more patience than you think necessary and have more than that.
I don’t have the best relationship with my mother. It has struggled more in the past few years because of who I am and who I love. But she is still my family and family is important.
I have a fear the peanut will grow to not respect me as a parent because I am not blood to her.
I chose not to have a relationship anymore with my mother because it was not convenient for me. So, who can say I do not deserve the same intolerance from my child?
I have a lot to learn and changes to make. And I will work on them for the sake of my daughter not inheriting negative mannerisms from me.

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2 thoughts on “Learning by Being an Example

  1. Life is something we learn each step of the way and the past does not have to determine the future – not if you don’t let it. My sister has the same fears about her relationship with her daughter. She and my mother – well oil and water are best buds compared to those two and it hadn’t really bothered MJ until her daughter was born. So I say the same to you as I say to her – love your kids, do your best, let them know they are in your heart, show them right from wrong and be there when they fall – that is all you can do – love them and let them know that it comes with no strings attached.

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