But anyway back to my point, we set these insane standards and expect of little angels to jump through our hoops, no! they are children, they are not meant to sit still for hours at a fancy adult styled dinner, save those places for your and hubbies date nights. And always expecting them to be in a good mood, never get angry, never get frustrated, or irritated or annoyed, or sad…. Here is a thought when you can do all of that, then you can teach them how too, but until then remember, they are just children. They get cross if someone tries to take their toy, they are not fans of sharing. They have not learnt the subtle art of giving someone the cold shoulder because that person forgot to say good morning for instance. They are children, we need to learn to respect them at the level that they are at.
If you met them at their level, just think of how much easier their little lives would be, and how much less stressful yours would be?