Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Patience is such an important & very necessary quality to to have as a parent. You need it when you ask your young child to do anything, when getting ready to go out somewhere, when potty training, when disciplining them, & so many other times. Its definitely not always easy, but with time hopefully we are becoming more & more patient with our children & ourselves. When you're frustrated, your child will become more frustrated & it will ultimately just make things worse all around.

Patience is also a quality we must teach our children. I remember how mad Aidann would get when she was younger & could not figure out how to work something. She would start screaming & just throw the toy or whatever it was in frustration. Even at that young age I would have to tell her "No, patience. Don't give up, keep trying. You can do it!" (and of course that throwing is not okay). With time she learned that behavior was not acceptable & if she would just keep trying she would eventually get it or ask for a lil' help.
When you have multiple kids, learning to wait is a MUST. When you just have 1 kid, they usually don't have to wait very long for what they want/need. But as more brothers & sisters come, the child with the more immediate need has to come 1st."I know you would like more milk, but 1st mommy needs to feed your brother the rest of this bottle".

Patience is a quality that will be useful to your children now & even more so in the future. Sometimes I purpose to not jump into action every time 1 of my kids asks for something because I am really not doing them any favors in the long run. I actually taught my kids a song to remind them, especially when they start to get a lil' upset that they must wait a minute or 2.
"Have patience, have patience. Don't be in such a hurry. When you get impatient,
 you only start to worry. Remember, remember that God is patient too. And think
 of all the times when others have to wait for you." 
By: Music Machine (Youtube it to get the tune) 
-M&M Momma
Good Morning, Ladies!

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