I love reading about the development of my children because it makes me feel SO MUCH MORE LESS INSANE!
Plus, I simply just love learning. Therefore, when I saw this post, I knew that it was researched, written, and put into the cyber world just for me.
But then I thought—well, that’s selfish. You may like this read, too!
And, so, without further ado, I give to you a brilliant post by Dr. Erin Leyba the post shared on Psychology Today that is categorized under “Joyful Parenting” and Titled “Not Naughty: Ten Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren’t” with the note underneath reading: Many of kids so-called “naughty” behaviors are developmental and human!
I mean—WOW, right? Just from the title and note—I just KNEW this article was for me as I continue to guide and love and discipline and raise three: Adelyne, Maxwell, and Josephine.
It already requires (takes/steals, whatever === smile and wink) all of my good looks and sanity and so many prayers—so I love when I can get a little perspective from professionals that don’t know me, my kids, or my messy kitchen and they write posts that remind me that I am doing a-okay because my kids ARE as awesome as they appear EVEN IF they are currently on the floor in a melt-down fit. THEY ARE OKAY!
It’s time I let you get back to reading the article while I run outside to my balcony and shout out loud for all my village neighbors to hear that my kids AREN’T NAUGHTY! They’re HUMAN! And I’m doing an a-okay, bang-up job…
May these 10 perspectives really help shape your understanding, like it did mine.
And feel free to SHARE! I know there are plenty out there that need this, just like you. Just like me!
xo from here to there,
“Not Naughty: Ten Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren’t”