Toddler Skills for Personal Responsibility

Written by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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Even children as young as 2 1/2 years old can learn to attend to their own feelings. You can help your young children start to take responsibility for their feelings by giving them a doll or stuffed animal that represents their emotions. You can tell them thatrepparttar doll or stuffed animal isrepparttar 141775 baby inside them that has a lot of different emotions. When they are feeling sad or angry, they can learn to talk torepparttar 141776 baby inside and find out what that baby needs from them or from you. As they get older, they can learn to connect their thoughts with their feelings. They can learn that if they judge themselves by telling themselves that they are bad or stupid or ugly, they will feel very badly.

It is vitally important for all of us to connect our thoughts with our feelings. Most of us grew up believing that others caused all our good and painful feelings. If someone yelled at us or told us we were bad or stupid or ugly, we certainly felt badly, and if someone approved of us, we felt good. So we learned to believe that all our feelings are being caused by others. It is important for children to learn that their feelings are also affected by what they tell themselves and how they treat themselves. For example, if an older brother tells his younger brother that he is stupid,repparttar 141777 younger child might start to tell himself he is stupid, without realizing that he is causing himself to feel very badly. By talking with his “baby”, he might realize he is treating himself in a way that is hurting him. He also might also be able to understand that his brother is not telling himrepparttar 141778 truth. The way he can learn to realize this is by learning to access his “Source of Love and Truth.”

Small children can easily learn to open to a powerful Source of Love and Truth. You can ask them to imagine a wonderful friend, a guardian angel, or a fairy godmother. It is very easy for most children to imagine a wonderful being who is here to love them and guide them. They can be encouraged to ask questions of this loving being, such as “Is it true that I am stupid?” They can learn to bring through true and loving statements to themselves when they open to learning with their spiritual Guidance.

These skills, learned early in life, will do much to foster personal responsibility in our children.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is the best-selling author and co-author of eight books, including "Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?" She is the co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding healing process. Visit her web site for a FREE Inner Bonding course: or email her at

Breastfeeding Your Baby while you work

Written by Janice Wee

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A working mom's schedule could be like this. Half and hour before leavingrepparttar home, breastfeed baby. If baby wouldn't drink, then use a breast pump to expressrepparttar 141745 milk and store it inrepparttar 141746 fridge before going to work. Leave with a insulated container large enough for an ice pack and bottles of milk andrepparttar 141747 breast pump.

Reach office 15 minutes early, spend 10 minutes expressing what you can, seal uprepparttar 141748 milk in a bottle or milk bags, hide in a box, hide box in a plastic bag and keep that inrepparttar 141749 office fridge. Dumprepparttar 141750 ice pack inrepparttar 141751 freezer compartment ofrepparttar 141752 office fridge.

Lunch time, have a really quick lunch, packed food whatever, and spend half an hour inrepparttar 141753 toilet expressingrepparttar 141754 milk. Seal that up, hide it in a box, in a bag and keep inrepparttar 141755 fridge.

After office hours, straight torepparttar 141756 toilet and express some more milk and store that up too.

After work, time to go home, if 4 hours or more have passed since your last milking session, express again.

Pack up everything putrepparttar 141757 ice pack in your insulated container packets or bottles milk on that ice pack and bring everything with you home quickly. Once home, put everything inrepparttar 141758 fridge so baby has fresh breastmilk to drinkrepparttar 141759 next day while you are away.

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