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I am a first time mom. I know it’s not an excuse. But where do I start? And how? My husband and I would always end up arguing for the same issue. How to raise a child? A 15 month old daughter. He is very lenient. I am not. He tolerates her. I do, but not every time.

Yesterday, we saw her eating the foam from our sofa. I punished her by letting her sit in one corner. She did. I didn’t have to say it twice, she understood, with her eyebrows wrinkled. I beat her palm (not so hard, after doing it, I always feel guilty but….), to let her know that what she has done is wrong. But when I do, my husband would always take her side, “she still doesn’t know what she’s doing”. And I would stick to my line “kids are smarter than us, they know exactly what they are doing”. And we’ll go on and on and on…. arguing….

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 42 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.


  • Random Thoughts and more

    hello mitchteryosa,
    nice to hear i am not alone thinking how to raise kids. i have 3 girls 9, almost 8 and 5. it’s not easy raising kids but good partnership with your husband helps a lot. consistency and team work do not give signs of confusions to the kids. and yeah, lots and lots of prayers, too.


  • JO

    but she’s 15 months old???

    anyway, study shows that the length of a child’s punishment should be equal to their age… so for a 1 year old, time out should only be 1 minute… and for a 5 year old, time out should be 5 minutes.


  • Mitchteryosa

    @ jo : siguro di lang mahaba masyado ang pasensya ko. after doing that, nagi-guilty naman ako. But I swear di malakas yung palo, konti na konti lang. Hehe! Defensive eh no? Siguro minsan dala ng pagod sa maghapong nasa trabaho tapos mainit pa.


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