Being preoccupied

Lakuvyabrown - posted on 03/02/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




I don't know how to interact with my son he is so awesome and loving but my attention span is so limited I go to sleep every night feeling like a failure to him like just put the phone down turn the tv off talk to him but I seem to have limited attention span for. I never had good or even decent parents I don't know how to be a mom I am still winging this everydAy I am great at things with him but my time one on one could be better he deserves better I wish I could focus on him better I love him so so much


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Gardensparrow - posted on 03/02/2016




Hi Samone~
Well, I think all moms feel at times like they're winging it. There's no perfect parents out there and we all just do the best we can. But if you feel this is really an area you need to work on, perhaps it would help to start slow. For instance, really try to work on making eye contact when your son is talking to you or making a point of sitting down and looking at him and asking him questions about his day and how he's feeling. Then, perhaps try to work up to trying different activities with him or doing a special outing. I think it will eventually start to feel more natural to you and you'll find yourself wanting to spend this time with him. Hope this helps!

Michelle - posted on 03/02/2016




You've already stated what you know you need to do.
You need to set aside a set time to be technology free. Set up date nights with him. You don't have to go out, you can stay home and play board games instead of computer games.
Don't blame your parents, there are plenty of resources for people to get advice and help from, that's just an excuse to keep doing what you know isn't right.

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