Guest Post- Life Lessons I Learned from me Toddler Daughter-by Deeksha Tripathi
Today I’m sharing a post by guest writer Deeksha Tripathi. A mom from India who shares a love of her kids and learning. I love what she has to say about what she learns every day from her toddler. How many of you can relate lol! Enjoy and give her some love, then go check out her blog full of inspirational stories for women!
“A child is the father of man” William Wordsworth
The above line really applies in our lives. A child can teach us so many things in simple ways that we can call him/her our father or our master! My daughter made me realise this. When I conceived, I used to think of all the little things that I will teach my kid. I decided to teach my child to be sensitive, kind, and a good human being. Now She is 3+ and has turned out to be my greatest teacher! She reminded me of many lessons which I had completely forgotten.
I’m presenting here a few of the important life lessons which I learned from my little daughter.
Let it Go!
My daughter and her friends keep fighting over anything and everything all the time. They hit one another, push, pull hair and quarrel like cats! However, just after a few minutes, they become friends again and forget everything! They don’t hold grudges and let go of everything. As we grow older, we often forget how easy it is to forgive and let go of certain things. So, DON’T HOLD GRUDGES and LET IT GO is what I have learnt from my toddler daughter!
Demand Whatever You Want!
My little angel asks for anything she wants without giving it a second thought. It doesn’t matter whether I fulfil it or not, but she demands it frankly. It’s very simple for her to give a voice to what she actually wants! We as adults often don’t express ourselves and expect our loved ones that they will understand what we want, or why we are upset. Isn’t it unfair to over expect from our beloveds? Shouldn’t we express ourselves to them to get their support? So I remember to call my loved ones and speak out my heart to them!
Try New Things!
Being a mom I often stop my daughter from doing certain things which I feel are difficult for her age and can hurt her. But, once she decides to do a thing she does it! She never gives up no matter how many injuries she gets. She falls but gets up again and moves on. We grown ups often shy away from taking that one chance in life due to fear of ‘falling and getting injured which can actually bring us success. I have learned this big life lesson from her!
Learn to Say NO!
I say yes too often even when I want to say no. But my toddler girl, says no whenever she doesn’t want to do something.
“Let me turn off the TV” – NO!
“It’s Time to sleep”- NO!
“Eat banana”- NO!
She is the master of her life and asserts her choice! We should also assert our choice and not let others control our life.
Keep Trying till You Succeed!
My daughter reminds me that no matter how many times I may fall and get failures in life I can still get up try again and achieve what all I want to. I have seen her falling, standing again and trying to get something she wants without getting tired.
It’s Okay to Cry at times!
I have learnt from my daughter to give vent to my feelings and cry whenever I feel like it. Holding back your emotions isn’t good for your mental health. She cries and then starts playing again in a few minutes after letting loose her emotions of sadness. Similarly, I feel light and relaxed after I cry my heart out.
I know most of you who are moms of toddlers will agree with all what I have said above! Our kids though they are so little, can teach us how to handle challenges of our life and make life lesser complicated!
Please share the interesting things that you’ve learnt from your kids in the comments section. 🙂
About the Author
This post has been authored by Deeksha Tripathi, a blogger from India. She is a teacher, mom of a toddler and owner of wonderfulwomen.in where she expresses her views on various women’s issues and also writes inspirational stories of real women who have made a difference to the world. You can also check out her Facebook here.
Disclaimer: All photographs and content provided by Deeksha Tripathi
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