We have all had bad days, and remaining patient with our children is a difficult task for most moms. Not only does our lack of patience effect us, it can effect our children as well. Here are some tips to be a more patient mom. Try these next time you are feeling impatient.
- Eliminate Expectations – Don’t compare what your kid does to any other kid, every child is different. If you go into the evening expecting a nice quiet night with a quiet bedtime and your child decides to be nuts, it will most likely make you angry. If you are expecting to do something fun once your child goes to sleep, and your child wakes up, it will more than likely make you angry. Eliminating these expectations can lead to less stress, and a more patient relationship with your child.
- Remember How Hard it is to be a Toddler – Chances are, your child is not intentionally making your day more difficult. Your child just doesn’t know how difficult they are making your day. If your child wants something, and they don’t get it, they will get angry. Your child is just now becoming self aware, and more than likely doesn’t know the reason they can’t have what they want.
- Do Something for Yourself – Do something you enjoy, and take a break from parenting. Depending on your home life, if you can get out and get your nails done, or have a fun night out with your friends, DO IT! After enjoying some time to yourself, you are more than likely going to return to your child much more patient.
If you have any tips or methods on how to be a more patient parent, make sure to leave them in the comments below for other moms!