The transformation from Womanhood to Motherhood!!!!!
The moment we hold a beautiful little human in our arms, we forget the entire nine months physical and mental stressful journey that we have just walked through.
The actual journey of Motherhood has begun. Motherhood or being a parent is an enigmatic feeling, but, as much as the process is enjoyable it is also a task with stress & exhaustion for parents and the child both.
As per studies and I am sure most of the Mothers will agree that,
There is no such thing called “perfect parenting” or “perfect childhood”, both the parent and the child strive to understand the needs and signals of each other. Initially, it is a tough time for both. We start struggling with the word parenting.
There is no specific school where a child learns to be a “perfect child” similarly, there is no specific school for a parent to be a “perfect parent”. All the child needs is the Mother to be besides them, to feel perfect. So just be around, be there and do the best. We are learners for life. We learn at each and every stage of life. We learn through our mistakes.
In situations when unsure, we seek help from various sources be it internet, books, advice from best and we make sure the mistake does not pardon.
At this stage more than the child, we need to put effort to crack the child’s needs. Trust me, getting it right is the only key to make the baby calm and less cranky.
At times it becomes very difficult to understand the child, in situations like these, take a deep breath and observe what message the child is trying to pass.
Understand, as much as you are struggling, the baby is also sailing with you. Remind your brain, to be calm and to be there.
Kids are not meant to be disconnected, they are meant to be with us.
Some babies are more cranky and some are not, do not compare the child this might bring out more aggression in you. Everybody has their own challenges and everybody walks on it at the given time. Do what helps the best for the baby and the family and also what the unique situation demands..
Babies get clingy too most of the time. Let them have access to you. Do not make them feel aloof, do not make them feel neglected or separated. The reason for getting clingy could be, they are stressed or maybe because of developmental stages or it could be purely because of habit. Hold them, play with them and this shall too pass.
Encourage yourself enough with abundance, strength, energy, light, positivity to amplify the good and diminish the bad. The baby is fortunate to have you and you are equally privileged that the baby chose you.
Motherhood is a sacrifice, self-sacrifice that comes unquestionably with the baby. We give up who we were before, we give up on our dreams, career, hobbies, plans but it’s worth it. As you have someone to look up to. Your beautiful creation. So be proud and enjoy the phase.
A question for all the mommies, what do you want for your child?
The answer of most of the Mothers will be Contentment in Happy life followed by a healthy and well-adjusted life. Happiness is certainly the primary goal that most parents want for their child. That’s the thing most parents have in common.
And happiness starts with us with the mother, with the family. So, believe in you and be accessible as a child is genetically programmed to be with you.
Also Read – https://themunchkindiary.com/what-is-parenting/