How to make a time machine

Javeia - posted on 01/01/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I admit I had my son a little earlier than most but that does not decrease the amount of love and affection I have for him. Here is the issue: when he was a baby I spent a lot of time listening to others about how to raise him without extensive research. I thought some of the things I did was okay because it seemed like the only way. Now he is four years old and I know now that there is more than one way to do everything.
What can I do to reverse some of the things I have done to him such as "cry it out" or saying things like "stop crying like a girl/baby" and fussing at him for "exploring his own body"? Is it too late? Does anyone else have issues like this?

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Javeia - posted on 01/01/2014

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thank you Ms. Jodi,

I have seemed to spent a lot of time of proving myself to a lot of people given my young age and I guess for a lack of words forgot how to relax and enjoy the baby.

Jodi - posted on 01/01/2014

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You can't change the past. However, what you CAN do is change the way you do things now and in the future. It is never too late to change the way you do things. it will take some getting used to, but he is young. Try a more gentle approach, stop being critical and instead, be encouraging, patient and understanding. It is hard when you are a mother the first time, you are only just finding your feet. But have faith that you can always make changes, and go with what works for you and your child, not what everyone else says.

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