Raising a child is unpredictable. If I may borrow a line from from Coldpay, “nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard”. Right now I am having a struggle telling Lucas what to do and not what to do. Every time he throws a tantrum at us, sometimes I want to throw a tantrum myself too. Don’t get me wrong. I still like and enjoy being a mom but really there are times when I just watch my son shriek with the highest decibel and I just give a big sign and say to myself, “Oh, man.”
I’ve read tons of books on how to raise a toddler, a two-year old to be specific. I’ve done the recommended techniques. I keep forgetting that every kid needs a different style of implementing discipline, coaxing, and giving instructions. Lucas is a very active kid. He’s the energy bunny right now. He just can’t stop moving, little twister. He only stops exploring when we give him the phone or tab (which is the last option), or when he’s too tired and sleepy already. Some of the things he likes doing includes throwing (not dropping) balls, plush toys, cars, books and, his favorite, my phone. Thank goodness for iPhones are pretty tough that mine still works.
I guess this is all part of “decoding mommyhood”. When BIL tagged me on this post, it decoded another “mystery” of toddlerhood.
At first, I thought Lucas is a Fun-Loving type. When I read further, I realized that he is a Determined Child. The descriptions fits the behavior I observe from him. Do take note that this information is not to put labels to children but to give a better understanding of a child’s behavior so we can guide them accordingly. I hope this book is on sale here in the Philippines. If you happen to see it, please let me know.
What about your child? Does the descriptions fit his/her behavior too? Do you think the tips on discipline will be helpful? 🙂