That was what I was thinking as I sat rocking my daughter, tears pouring from my eyes. Today is her 3rd birthday, but we're having her party this Saturday. We spent this day spoiling her and trying to make her feel extra special. I bought her some new Dora undies today and she was so excited to put a pair on when we got home. We were going to go to the play area at the mall later. Then for some reason she decided to pee on her bedroom floor, in her new undies, deliberatly. Then she lied and said she didn't. I got really upset, took the package of remaining undies away and put a diaper on her (which she usually only wears to bed). I told her to stay in her room until I say she can come out, and that we're not going to the mall either. She looked hurt and then I got really upset at myself for blowing up like that, especially on her birthday. I rocked her and told her I'm sorry if I hurt her feelings. I'm still upset at myself.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:22 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)
As I read your message, I saw a mom who loves her little girl. You thought ahead to make the day special. You want only good for your daughter, that's plain to see. Next time something like this happens, try to remain calm, watch that you don't over react. After she gets cleaned up, use that as the time to instruct. When you do need to correct her, remain calm, kind, and firm. Never with anger. I have found this scripture in James 3:18 to be insightful: Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. So the way our children will be able and willing to hear is when there is peace. I hope this helps.
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