Wife, Mummy, Nurse: What Helps Me Get Through Meltdowns {Summer #BlogChallenge}

03 August 2012

What Helps Me Get Through Meltdowns {Summer #BlogChallenge}

One of the many blessings
God has given me.
With my daughter, it depends on the type of meltdown, and so far, it has usually been because she is so tired and doesn't know what to do.  If that's the case, I carry her to her crib, kiss her, and put her in and she falls asleep within a minute.  A few other things I do are :

  • Pray: I can't do this on my own.  I fail everyday as a parent.   
  • Sing Psalms: Charis LOVES music, singing, and dancing.  I usually sing Psalm 113A, "He the barren woman takes, And a joyful mother makes; In her home she finds reward. Hallelujah! Praise the LORD!  Hallelujah! Praise the LORD!" {Taken from The Book of Psalms for Worship.} This helps me remember to be thankful for the blessing that Charis is and that I should be praising God instead of grumbling about her lack of self control.  I also remind myself that I have friends who are not able to have children.
  • Practice patience: This is the hardest one.  If she throws a fit, I often feel like I'm losing my patience, which is not good.  When that happens, I tell her, "Mummy was wrong" and then ask her forgiveness and ask for a kiss which she usually gives.  Being a mother has shown me my sin more and my need for Christ more.  "Love is patient and kind..." {1 Corinthians 13:4a}
What do you do when your toddler has meltdowns?

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah! It was so nice to meet you in person at the conference!!! Very fun to discover people in the blog world are actually apart of one's real world!

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  2. Beautiful answer! A little like mine. Just give it to God!

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  3. I too pray alot! Especially when my patience is tested because most days, I have endless patience.

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  4. Strangers probably think I am crazy when they see me at stoplights with my eyes closed muttering what most likely looks like an incantation to them. In reality, I am praying that we make it to our destination in peace because there is nothing worse than feeling helpless at the wheel while your little one screams in the back seat.

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