Babies love new places! There's so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren't too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it's cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands.
We’ve all faced those moments - demands, pleading, whining, raised voices, crying, screaming and other manners of lashing out. These are examples of how toddlers misbehave, sometimes in public. These moments often seem to occur when a parent is depleted or harried, and not in their best mindset. And even if a parent is, a toddler melting down in public can quickly take a parent to a place they’d rather not be - discomfort and embarrassment.
Many mothers envision a blissful experience when they bring their new baby home, but in reality the first weeks are often the busiest and most stressful. “Most new parents are overwhelmed by the amount of time they spend caring for their newborn,” says Linda Goldberg, a registered nurse/lactation consultant. “The idealized vision of sitting in a rocking chair, cradling your newborn, with your hair and makeup freshly applied quickly evaporates once you are home. The first few weeks are spent recuperating from birth and just getting to know your new baby.”
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of aspirin. Mapping out your day in advance is the best way to declutter your busy schedule, bust stress and tackle the challenges that the daily grind has in store for us. Time management can mean the difference between a smooth and even-keeled lifestyle and a frantic slurry of events we sometimes call "a day." Here is a great collection of tips that you can adopt to keep your family's engine running smoothly and on time, with as few headaches and meltdowns as possible.
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