8 Life Lessons My Toddler Has Taught Me!

I am super excited to write my first blog post. I brainstormed a lot on what to write and realized what could be a better topic than introducing my little TEACHER “Sanjay”, yes you would be reading a lot about his tales throughout this blog 🙂 . As a parent, we try to teach our kids many daily chores, life facts, wisdom, ways of living and the list can be never ending but little did I know that it would be my son who would be teaching me more. He is refining me to be a better individual and every day helps me to reflect back and try to improve me in some areas at least if not all. Here in this post, I will be telling you about 8 Life Lessons My Toddler Has Taught Me 🙂 .

ALWAYS BE HAPPY

No matter what just be happy 🙂 you don’t need a reason or season to be happy.Being happy or at least the thought to be so itself makes you feel good and all other things fall in place. Of course, a glimpse of a toddler’s charming smile would make anyone happy and keeps me reminding this important lesson to be happy each day!

ALWAYS BE CURIOUS

Our little explorer is curious about any and everything. If he sees any small object- he would run towards it and try to grab it, watch it, and play with it. As time progresses we adults sometimes lose this curiosity being engulfed in mundane tasks and daily chores. Hence igniting the fire of learning would make life more meaningful. As I teach him small facts daily I learn so much more and try to keep my curiosity level high at least to answer his questions!! 🙂 .

FORGIVENESS IS BLISS

A common site when toddlers play is, getting pushed, kicked or hit followed by serious meltdown. I have seen my son and his friends forgiving each other immediately and acknowledging apology with grace and start playing as usual again. Even though I am trying hard to follow gentle parenting, there are days when I end up scolding Sanjay and later when I realize my mistake and apologize he would forgive me immediately and behave as if nothing had happened, this just helps me reflect on my behavior and refine myself as a parent. Also as the famous quote goes” To err is human, forgiveness is divine”, indeed following this in daily life will make us light hearted.

 NATURE IS THE BEST CURE

Whenever we have a tough day at home and we just head out to get fresh air and voila what a mood changer it is. Suddenly the whining cranky toddler is all full of smiles and wants to explore the world. We ensure we are out of the home each day may it be to the park or just a stroll down the road. Even I find that a walk out in fresh air is such a mood changer and for toddlers, it helps with good night sleep as well( additional bonus).

LIVE IN THE PRESENT

Toddlers are just bothered about the current moment. They have no regrets of the past nor any worry about the future. I am trying hard to live just like him and enjoy the present moment with him as I see he is growing fast. I have learned to put down my phone and just enjoy building the blocks with him and trying my best to live just in the present.

 COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

Playing with a small pebble that we picked from the park gives my son the same (or rather more) amount of happiness as playing with expensive toys. He is happy to play with anything and more than materialistic things he loves people. Every day seeing him reminds me of how thankful I am to God for having blessed us with all the wonderful people in our life.

UNCONDITIONAL  LOVE

Yes, I have experienced love before Sanjay. Love for family, friends, and head over heels love for my life partner. However, I could have never imagined the extent of love my heart could hold till my son was born. Just by having him under my care I feel so loved, so chosen and so rejoiced. Falling short of words to express this love, how that one smile or giggle can cancel the daily sense of exhaustion that motherhood brings along. Thanking Almighty for having given me an opportunity to experience this bliss!

ENJOY THE JOURNEY MORE THAN THE END DESTINATION

Managing an outdoor day like going to a play date or the library with a toddler in hand is not easy- am sure all moms would agree with me! We have had lots of fun times traveling in a city bus to the library. While I just rush to reach the library, Sanjay would stop me to just pick a grass flower or to wave bye to a stranger on road and smile to them. He would observe the small insects as we wait for the bus while I keep looking at my watch wondering if we could make it on time. Of course, he does not know anything related to time yet, but just that he observes things and enjoys the entire journey and reminds me to stop back and relax and enjoy this journey called LIFE  🙂 .

I am sure that this list is going to keep on increasing and would need appending in future.

Here is a summary of these important life lessons. Keep it as your screensaver, print it and stick on your work desk for a reminder.

If you are looking for some fun activities to keep your Toddler busy check out this link.

Head over to my Youtube channel to watch videos on activities and do subscribe be part of our early learning journey.

What are some important lessons that your little one has taught you? Let me know your thoughts on this post.

Please leave your comments below!

Cheers

Sri

 

8 Comments

  • bit.do June 10, 2019 at 4:59 am

    That is a good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one.

    A must read article!

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  • Prerna wahi May 7, 2019 at 9:04 am

    This is a beautiful post. Such simple yet crucial lessons for us. I wrote a similar post and so could very well relate to yours!

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    • srividya May 7, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you so much Prerna

      Reply
  • furtdso linopv September 2, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    This actually answered my drawback, thank you!

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  • Crystal August 1, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Awesome job!!! Enjoyed reading it.

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    • srividya August 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Thank you:) Glad you liked it

      Reply
  • Neha gupta July 21, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Loved your blog dear. Kids teach us do much. ☺️ ☺️

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    • srividya August 17, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Thanks a lot Neha

      Reply

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