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Friday, August 29, 2008
Blogging Friends Forever Award

This is the first one I am getting and I am so happy.... :)
A nice mommy blogger with a little prince Little Prince's mummy gave me this special award.Thanks so much dear mommy blogger.

Here are the rules:

1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.

Ohhh only 5 people can be awarded :-( .There are so many I want to give this award to but had to settle down for these:

Have fun...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Moon Walk
It all started when walking was not on the mind and life was more about sitting at one place. He held on to my both hands and tried to stand. I assured him,he moved on. First he left my one hand,looked startled.I told him he can do it,he was hesitant but tried,he fell down but again tried,this time with just holding on to my one hand,then a finger and.......

Yes my son has started walking and nothing in the world can be as joyous as this moment. I was waiting for this time to come for so long.
Here Maks in a candid shot

I know with him walking,more responsibilities come on my shoulders.Suddenly things that were over his head and well out of reach can pose a serious danger. I have to be more attentive and keep running behind him all the time.. :)
I have to keep all the dangerous things out of his reach and take care of all the cupboards.
The things that will require a review:
  • Electrical cords
  • Tablecloths
  • Window blind cords
  • Houseplants
  • Unsteady bookshelves
This is yet another milestone my son has achieved and he has also turned 10 months old on this 17th so it calls for double celebration.The feeling of seeing him walking for the first time is beyond expressing in words. I felt as if I walked for the first time,on moon :)

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Monday, August 11, 2008
Out of Control
I have been lately seeing many toddlers who throw tantrums endlessly. Recently I met a friend of mine who has a 3 year old daughter.They came by to visit my place and her kid literally ransacked my house. She was not at all listening to my friend and was picking things from here and there and swirling them around so badly that I was about to have a panic attack. She was all time trying to have her way. My friend followed an escape route by saying "yeh to sirf apne daddy ki sunti hai" translation "she only listens to her daddy". I really did not liked her approach of surrendering herself and that too by mentioning this in front of the child to make the kid even more aware of helplessness.

From that day onwards,i was so scared and thinking what makes children like this and how can I take care and not turn my child into a prankster. I mean being naughty is okay but there is a very thin line between naughtiness and hooliganism and I don't want my kid to cross that line.
The more i thought about it,the more I realised that it was apart from naughtiness,a typical attention seeking behavior that you normally find in kids.

Tricks according to me that can come handy:
  • You don't have to shout at the kids. This will make them more rebellious. You need to be firm yet understanding.
  • You have to make clear that this is not acceptable.
  • Thrashing won't be of any help. So be patient.
  • One needs to realize that if you are stopping them from having their ways every time,it does not mean that you don't love them.
  • If a child throws tantrums,ignore and make it clear through your behavior that this is not going to work.For eg: Crying in front of a toy shop. Just tell them then and there,that if they keep on crying they won't get it. You need to reason it out.
  • Most of all,you need to teach your child some basic manners like not getting on the sofa with dirty feet, washing hands, asking for permissions etc.
I don't know how helpful these tricks will be as I have not yet used them :) But I am sure you guys can tell me of some ways and also If I am thinking along the correct lines.
The question still looming in my mind, "How will I tackle my child if he tends to cross that thin line"??

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