14 hours ago
Getting ready to hit the gym with my buddy at the crack of dawn on a holiday 😆 There was a time not too long ago that I was ready to take this guy in to be medicated. He was out of control, screaming, throwing tantrums for what felt like the entire day. It’s no surprise that I was at my whits end.
I took a minute away, Moms really need this to gain perspective, I sought advice from an experienced mom, thanks Gretchen 💜, and I came to some serious realizations.
First, I needed to analyze what’s been going on in my home, what are we doing, what are we eating, how are we reacting to this little innocent person?
I realized that we had been on a non-stop sugar train since October (it was now beginning of January I think). We were watching a ton of TV. We had been screaming at him to stop screaming 😂 It sounds ridiculous now, but it’s a reality for lots of moms 😆 We were teaching him to scream to get his way. We were not listening to him, but reacting to him. We needed to seek understanding so he didn’t feel like no one understood him.
He was living in an instant-gratification, sugar-crazed world of constant frustration and screen time (thanks to the holidays). Living a Stronglife isn’t just lifting weights, it’s mental strength. I had to prioritize my life to find emotional balance before I could get myself in shape.
As the Mom, I have all the power, and so do you. I said no more sugar for weeks, I set limits on TV, I asked him questions, I listened.
It has made all the difference in this little, cute (now happy) person’s world and mine.
We regularly check ourselves for screen time addiction, sugar addiction and selfish endeavors. .
As long as we can change ourselves, we can change our world.
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