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Teach your child to get back up and try again

    Learning to walk

My son is now trying to walk so falls a lot. I honestly try not to react no matter how much I want to. The more I react the more my son will. If I don’t react he will roll over and try again. The moment I do the water works start flowing.

Being a parent its hard to see your child stumble. You want to make things easier for them and help them. Eventually we have to let go whether it’s letting their hands go to take steps or letting them do things on their own. It is the only way they will learn. Build the independence they are going to need as they get older.

As parents we don’t want to let go and see our child grow up. We want to keep them little as long as possible. No matter how much we want them to stay little it is just not realistic. They have to grow up eventually and move out on their own. Make their own memories and experiences.

Lessons

Some of those experiences we would rather them not have but it is part of life. I hate seeing my little 7 month old fall but I know this is something he has to do. Least if he learns to fall he also learns to get back up and try again. He may not get it the second time but eventually he will. That is a life lesson all children must learn to thrive in life. Being a parents means being their teacher as well after all the first lessons are taught at home.

My job as a parent is to make sure he gets back up and tries again. Make sure he not only survives in the world but thrive. It is never to early for a child to learn. Just remember no matter how old they get they will always be your baby. I just hope as he gets older that he will come to me if he has any questions or needs help working through anything.

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