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Dealing With Your Child’s Rapid Growth

It feels as though we returned from the hospital with our first-born son yesterday afternoon. 
I remember all the feelings and how emotional I was when I first held him. 
But it hasn’t been a day. 
In fact, it will be three years since the day Jeff and I met our first child. 
It was the most amazing feeling I had ever experienced. And today, we have two boys — three if you count the pup. 
Time Sure Flies 
If I had to go back and redo everything step by step, I would. 
I’ve even asked Jeff, and he said he’d do the same things over again because it’s led to this result. 
Now with our second child, life is a little crazy. When one sleeps, the other is awake, demanding my attention. But there are moments when the two take a nap, and those are heavenly
To help keep me sane, I have to remind myself that they’re still exploring the world around them. But most importantly, I tell myself two things: 
1. Careful how you react. 
I can’t control their actions, even when I wish I could, I just can’t. But there’s one thing I can control, and that’s my reaction. 
The way I react to their tantrums has a lot to do with how they will react to others, including themselves. 
2. Take a break. 
It might seem silly, but I have to tell myself to step away and take time to just breathe. 
Being with the boys all the time means I have little time for myself. It can get frustrating, but taking a step back will help me better understand my thoughts. 
How do you deal with the rapid growth of your little ones? 

Former B2B editor and marketer turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social. When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect, feel free to reach out via email: tima@motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com

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