Do you feel like a bad mom to your toddler? Do you find that you are constantly thinking about what you did wrong? There are some things that you do as a mom that can cause you to feel like a bad mom to your toddler. Here are the ten most common things that make you a bad mom to your toddler.
Giving up on your dreams and goals One of the reasons that I feel like a bad mom to my toddler is because I give up on my dreams and goals. When we set goals for our family, it makes us want to succeed and accomplish them. If you feel like a bad mom to your toddler, this is a sure fire way to make your child feel bad.
Being reactive instead of a proactive mom Another reason that I feel like a bad mom to my toddler is because I am not a proactive mom. I let things happen and I don’t do anything to get things done. I am reactive. I get stressed out and angry because things don’t happen the way that I want them to. I just let things happen. A toddler does not have the capacity to act like an adult.
Arguing all the time with my spouse, This is another one of the things that make me a bad mom to my toddler. Arguing with your spouse will only cause problems between you both. It will also affect your children. You should set limits and rules for your child. Never use threats or blame when communicating with your toddler.
Giving rewards only when appropriate Rewards should only be given to your child when they are doing things that are good. If your toddler gets his homework done on time, give him a treat. Don’t give him an allowance if he always misleads the school. Avoid giving your toddler toys that he doesn’t need. These will only make your toddler dependent on you.
I feel like a bad mom to my toddler because I don’t celebrate his victories A toddler is also going through a learning stage. He is not perfect. He makes mistakes and there is always room for improvement. Don’t punish your toddler when he does something wrong. Instead make him realize his mistake and make him realize that you will forgive him if he makes mistakes.
I don’t let him play with my toys Again, as a mother of a toddler, you will notice that you are buying him more toys. You can’t just buy him anything and everything. Make sure that he knows his boundaries.
I feel like a bad mom to my toddler because I cry too much A toddler is a sensitive child. He may also show signs of crying. So if you are too emotional you may cry too much. Try to be rational about things. A rational human being loves to see logical outcomes rather than emotional outcomes.
I feel like a bad mom to my toddler because I don’t take him out Me, as a mother of a toddler, I am conscious that my toddler needs time alone. I know that he can’t handle too many distractions in the house. But I still get upset and jump around when he is not with me. He will be fine if he goes to a place where he can have some alone time.
I feel like a bad mom to my toddler because I don’t praise him enough When I am not around my little boy, I find it hard to smile and talk to him. This may be because I’m selfish. Or because I don’t want to seem like I’m not proud of him. But in reality, a good way to boost your child’s self-esteem is by praising him. Praise him when he does good.
I feel like a bad mom to my toddler because I only buy clothes for him When I was a baby and I used to dress up my toddler all the time. Now, that he is a toddler, I only dress him up when we go out for an evening. I think it is okay because he looks cute when he’s dressed up. But when he’s in his pajamas then I don’t want to wear anything. I guess I’m just not the type of mom who likes to feel like she’s being bad to her toddler.
These are just a few examples of how I feel. Being a bad mom to a toddler can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be. If you change your ways to match those of your toddler then I know that you’ll feel better about yourself.