One (possibly) mother, to another. A split second connection. A knowing nod, half a smile. If only we’d slow down to listen where no words can match up.
Each of them were profound and true to their characters. Peculiar but so certain. That must come from strong beginnings. In a very Alice mood, I accompanied my toddler to her first Mehndi, yet I want her to analyse everything the way she seems to be internalising it, never following the crowd but only her heart.
“I don’t think…” then you shouldn’t talk, said the Hatter”
We love Insta Hashtag Following. Do you? Here’s a fun piece with a surprisingly solemn message at the end.
Gently responsive and empathic parenting is the only way we can ensure our children are neither the bullies nor the bullied. Raising a glass to a more compassionate loving space.
Living with a toddler tests you every passing moment. Not necessarily just your patience but more so your tact to make a choice. Every time you feel the need for them to do something differently the choice you make to build or break their spirit.