How Much is Too Much Exactly?
- Being lenient or strict, or a blend of two
- Breastfeeding the baby or trying to wean it off
- Making them learn things through play or teaching the old-school way
- Meal portions and a balanced diet
- Trying to safeguard them from the ills & fears of the unknown (especially with the ‘good touch, bad touch’ and to always be around parents for safety)
- Being a helicopter mom, because you are assured that your child is safe & enjoying the moment
- Getting worked up by comparing the milestones achieved & yet to be accomplished by your kid
- Feeling anxious about their food habits, appetite, balanced diet
- Crying your heart out if the little one is in pain or suffering, yet standing tall in front of family
- Changing all your routines to prioritize the lives of your children
- It’s ok to let go (sometimes).
- It’s not our responsibility to correct every wrongdoing of others.
- If you haven’t aced something, maybe you need to practice it more. Practice makes a person perfect if the dreams are realistic and we need to teach this no matter how hard it is.
So, balance out everything, don’t burden anyone with your expectations, but yes, make the people around you learn to differentiate between good and bad, reality and delusions. Don’t stress out about some small unaccomplished victory of your child, because he might be acing things other children can’t do yet (and you might have missed out on noticing it because you were too busy teaching him the ABC’s because your neighbour’s 2-year-old daughter knows all the alphabets).
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