Thursday, 3 March 2011

What Should A 4 Year Old Know?

This particular link is especially relevant to me because I am a parent of  a 4 yr old. It is so easy to get caught up in the daily grind of what needs to be done and where we need to go. I was so stressed this morning, trying not to be late for everything, that I got frustrated with my kids. I don't like that. I don't want to be a stressed out mom, always in a hurry, not taking time to play and go at the kids' pace. Parents often forget that their kids are people, who have their own thoughts and feeling and wants. They often don't want to rush out the door to go to the doctor's appointment, or rush to get to school. They like to go slow and they really don't need the stress of hurry, hurry, hurry. I rushed so much this morning for a meeting with my older child's psychiatrist, school therapist and key worker, only to be the first person there and everyone else was more late then me. I didn't need to stress out, I didn't need to get frustrated with my kids because they didn't hurry the way I wanted them to. It's me, and my worries about looking bad for being late, that puts those pressures on them and they don't need that. They have plenty of time when they are adults to worry about that kind of stuff. This article is a great reminder of what kids really need. Check it out:

http://www.magicalchildhood.com/articles/4yo.htm








 These are my monkeys at an Easter egg hunt at our local community center last year. They had lots of fun  : )

4 comments:

Debony said...

they are soo cute!

Keshyra said...

Thanks so much!

mina said...

Just catching up with you- love this!

Keshyra said...

Thanks Mina!

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