But as the days go by, I noticed that Yves is well-behave when his father is around, they will play and I can see that my bebe is enjoying his time with his dad. So, I let my husband take charge when he is at home which means when he is feeding Yves and he started to cry, I try not to run and asked, what happened? please do this and do that...I totally try to leave them alone and have my ME time or do some household chores...and what's the outcome? sometimes I feel like Yves can understand us like an adult and slowly he can sleep on his own, he plays alone while we eat our dinner and I can sleep longer. It's not all the time like this but I have faith that it will be better as he grows older.
Nowadays, French parenting is on blogs, in discussions and in books that are on bestseller lists.
They said that the French are raising happy, well
|I got this e-book from SKOOB|
Some basic points from this book that I agree
- Children should say hello, goodbye, thank you and please. It helps them to learn that they aren't the only ones with feelings and needs.
- When they misbehave, give them the "big eyes"—a stern look of admonishment.
- Allow only one snack a day. In France, it's at 4 or 4:30.
- Remind them (and yourself) who's the boss. French parents say, "It's me who decides."
- Don't be afraid to say "no." Kids have to learn how to cope with some frustration.
- Learn how to wait
- Play on their own
so I still have a lot of reading to do... In my opinion all these things are just a sound basis for understanding the interesting relationship between parents and children. The perfect mother doesn't exist. So the most important thing is just enjoy and have fun being a mom.
Just a short video of Mommy and Yves playtime..