On a different note...As precious as Hayden looks in these images, he has been testing my patience lately. He is in that independent toddler stage and is also getting a bit rebelious. I'm planning to bury myself in this book until I finish it.
My parents read this book when my brother and I were kids. They gave this copy to me when I was still pregnant if I am not mistaken! I am hoping that it helps me become a better parent. And I hope it gives me techniques that will help in properly disciplining Hayden. I refuse to raise a brat and want to teach him as early as possible to behave properly so that it's easier on all of us!
I tend to lose my patience and react to Haydens behavior instead of staying calm. I definitely need to work on that. I have been praying for patience for as long as I can remember because it's not something that comes naturally for me. I hope that, in time, I can learn patience because it is definitely something you need as a parent!
In spite of the 'bad' days or tense moments, being Hayden's mom brings me more joy than I ever thought possible. Being a parent is a wonderful gift and I can't imagine my life without our little boy. Thank you Lord for choosing us to be Hayden's parents!
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