About a week ago I was pondering why my children seem to save their worst behaviour for me. I get glowing reports from Aidan’s teachers at school about how well behaved and responsible he is. If he goes to a friend’s house for a play date, the parents tell me what a pleasure he is to have around.
I find myself wondering if my son has a split personality, because when he comes home to me, he forgets his manners, he can’t tidy up after himself and he once again becomes fluent in what my husband and I have dubbed “Whinese”.
It’s no different with Zoe. I fetch her from playgroup and get told what an independent little person she is and how friendly and happy she is. When we arrive home, she morphs into a clingy, crying, helpless “baby” who demands 100 percent of my attention.
I started thinking maybe I’m doing something wrong as a mom, then I stumbled upon this article and realised it may in fact be quite the opposite…
Check out “The actual reason why children are 800% worse when their mothers are in the room” on the KateSurfs.com parenting blog: http://www.katesurfs.com/2015/08/15/the-actual-reason-why-children-are-800-worse-when-their-mothers-are-in-the-room/
Clearly, I’ve created a VERY safe space for my children to be themselves…
I am a frazzled working mom who loves her husband and her children. All six of them – two human, two canine and two feline. I spend most of my day managing the crazy chaos that is my awesome life, and what’s left, writing about it … Read more