A mum, Natasha Keane, has revealed she still breastfeeds her daughter even though she is four-and-a-half years, saying she will only stop breastfeeding her daughter when the little girl tells her to stop.
Most girls wish to become a princess when they are young, but does every girl grow up without knowing the difference between the real world and the fairy tale? Most of the family nowadays have seen some princess movies with their children, but what children learn from the movies could change what they become. We cannot deny that princess culture would not affect a child, but this culture is not detrimental to young girls because becoming someone is always a child’s dream, and children can also learn some valuable lessons from princess movies instead of just looking at the pretty dresses that they wore in the movie.
I have five kids. Ages twenty, nineteen, seventeen, fourteen, and nine years old. My nine- year old was three months premature. The due date was April 13th, 2011 born January 15th, 2011. He was born in Albuquerque, NM. We live in Roswell, NM...3 hours away. While I and the baby were living the NICU life, my older four kiddos stayed with their dad in Roswell. Every Saturday night my brother rode up to Albuquerque to pick me up. I missed my other kiddos of course. So Sundays were established and dedicated to them. Give or take 12 Sundays all together until I could bring my baby home and be home with all of my babies.
It's been three years since I started working in nurseries and private houses. My profession, as i said in my previous story, changed a lot. I actually never imagine myself working with kids, also, kids from 6 month to 5 years old (in nurseries).
I am a liar. How did this come about, you ask? Lying can be fun. My kids still lift their legs when we cross a railroad track. It can also be benevolent deception really. Where did our puppy go, Mom? He is at our friends farm, honey. The day I became a Mom is the day I became a liar. Embellished truths and little white lies became my normal day to day while trying to convince my kids to brush their teeth, and wash their hands. Now it is becoming more challenging. “I will not ask you again.” That’s not true. I will probably ask another 50 times. “They don’t sell replacement batteries for that toy”. “The TV doesn’t work when it rains.” “The animals on the side of the road are just taking a nap.” The jig is up! I am a liar. And my kids have figured it out.
As parents, we know the importance of creating a life that our children can rely on. Establishing an environment that they can count on is a big part of our roles; however, when things feel uncertain, we can struggle to create a sense of stability for ourselves, let alone our kids. Even when things feel like they are going haywire, there are ways that we can still create that sense of calm and certainty for our kids. Consider these strategies to help you build a satisfying and fulfilling life for your whole family even when things are uncertain.
11th Month – The perfection and adventurous Phase!
Nothing breaks your heart more than hearing the cries of your daughter. Then you feel her diaphragm ascend to force out every ounce that occupies her lungs, it escapes the dryness of her mouth, and fills the room with her pain. The sound of her screams cancel out the sound of you telling her that, “...everything will be o.k. baby”. You feel the love, the laughter, the innocence evaporate from her small frame, and her limp body collapses into your arms. Suddenly she becomes a vacuum. She sucks the pain back into her lungs. Trauma is absorbed where innocence evaporated. Her diaphragm descends and her limp body tenses up and rises. She’s filled with anger now. She pushes and pulls away from you and you can hear her mind echo over and over again... that she hates. The love was taken and now hate resides. She steps into the stages of grief and her mother can’t save her. She’s lost someone very close to her heart. Someone on your level. Someone she grew up believing she would never live without. There’s nothing you can say to comfort her. With every kiss...with every tight embrace...she rejects it all. Pardon my French but, she doesn’t want to hear that shit. She doesn’t want to hear that they are in a better place. She doesn’t want to hear that they aren’t in pain anymore. She doesn’t want to hear that it will be o.k. She doesn’t want to hear that they are in a place called heaven. She wants them back. And you can’t offer that to her. All you can do...is pray that the hate escapes and the love returns. When she cries out, “Why?”...you know that your answers won’t suffice, so you free her. You loosen your grip and wait for her return. She returns...and you try every day to help heal the tear in her heart. But she’ll never be the same. And neither will you. You live the remainder of your life trying to protect her from that same experience. And you realize you have another daughter you must console. She shuts herself down and she can’t comprehend or express her pain. She doesn’t exhale. She swallows the grief and allows it to slowly rot. You spend the day trying to help her regurgitate that pain. Little by little she does...and her tears begin to flow. You catch them. And you know that you will have to repeat this process over and over. Now your heart is wounded. This wasn’t easy. This was one of the hardest moments of your life as a parent. Nothing comes easy when you tell your daughter that her greatest love has transitioned. And only time can heal you all.
SOME QUICK TIPS ON HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR TEEN PSYCHOLOGICALLY
Everyone says having a staph infection is nothing to worry about. However, when your Fourteen-month-old baby boy has a staph infection you start to worry a little bit. When he stops eating and drinking and starts running a fever you start to stress. When half of his body turns sunburn red and the other half is pale white you start to get scared. When you have to help three other women hold down this helpless little boy to draw blood, you start to feel like the worst parent in the world. The worst part of this process is waiting overnight for the test results.