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you biggest success and failure?

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flingingmelon Mon 28-Mar-16 16:10:00

Currently struggling through a challenging potty training day. Finding it hard not to get annoyed.

I know he'll get there and I have managed to be patient but feel like a bit of a rubbish mum.

So to cheer me up, tell me your biggest parenting fails and successes.

To start, DS may still be a bit incontinent, but he has lovely manners smile

Brokenbiscuit Mon 28-Mar-16 16:38:59

My biggest failure has been to be overly anxious about dd hurting herself - some of my anxiety has transferred to dd, and she is much too cautious about any physical stuff. I'm afraid it holds her back. sad

Biggest success? I don't know, it's so hard to separate out what we've helped to nurture in her, and what is just her own innate personality, so I'm not sure what we can take the credit for. However, she is an incredibly kind, thoughtful child, hardworking, funny and wise beyond her years, so I figure we must have done at least something right. smile

Brokenbiscuit Mon 28-Mar-16 16:41:00

Oh, and I was a lazy sod with regard to potty training - left it really late because I couldn't face all of the accidents. On the plus side, dd cottoned on really quickly when we finally started! smile

We're all impatient and snappy sometimes. I think it's good for kids to learn that we're just human!

JolieMadame Mon 28-Mar-16 17:02:03

My success and failure is the same thing....

DD has NO fear. I seriously think she's unhinged sometimes. I claim some credit as I've always let her find her own limits turns out she hadn't got any

But I love that she'll always give anything a go and that fear never holds her back. She was riding at two, skiing at three, hunting at four. V proud.

Lottie2611 Mon 28-Mar-16 17:05:43

Out of nappies at 15 and half months ..... Pretty proud of that.

Still wanted a dummy at bedtime till 4th birthday when I took it away..... That was lazy on my behalf.

Brokenbiscuit Mon 28-Mar-16 17:06:33

Sounds like the opposite of my dd jolie. I wish she wasn't so fearful. Weirdly, it only applies to physical activities, she's incredibly confident with regard to everything else!

Kelsoooo Mon 28-Mar-16 18:06:02

I've two polar opposite kids. Ones fearless with no limits. The other is studious and quiet.

Sooooooo on a general things.

Failure: my eldest dd was a beyond fussy eater until she was 4. And I mean, literally only ate wheatabix , toast (with butter), quavers and wotsits for a year....
I even resorted to trying to force her to eat. Makes me feel ill how stressed an upset I got over it, and the lengths I went to.

Now she eats anything.

Biggest success, they both go to bed at 6 and get up about 730 that's pretty good. But more importantly, they're both well behaved, kind and caring girls.

uhoh2016 Mon 28-Mar-16 19:29:36

Biggest success having 3 babies who slept through from around 6-8 weeks. Biggest failure is a toss up between 2 of them wanting to sleep in my bed and not their own and the fact they eat far far to many biscuits and not enough fruit 🙈

knittingbee Mon 28-Mar-16 20:24:31

DC1 is a great sleeper. But I am yet to find a way to stop him lying about random stuff.

DC2 I am still nursing/cuddling to sleep and transfering into cot (right now, actually...) at 22mo. But she is such a loving little thing.

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