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Uh-oh! Is someone cranky? Plus, how to ask for help when the going gets tough.
As his social skills continue to flourish, you may notice now that your little one is branching out in his exploration of the world, which in turn may lead him to ask for more help from you. For example, you may notice that when he tries to stand without support, he may reach his arms out to you, signaling that he wants help in this process.
You may even notice baby becoming more easily frustrated during certain tasks he’s trying to perform. This shift in behavior is totally normal, as he works hard at maneuvering his body through space, and learns how to solve different tasks. Here are some ways you can help support him during times of need and/or frustration:
We all have days where things just don’t go as we had hoped or planned. It’s important to remember that our babies have those same feelings! Keep them feeling confident and encourage them to keep on going—even when things get tough!
Photo of Mama Natural’s daughter Paloma at 42 weeks.
When the going gets tough, you may find that it’s even tougher to stop and ask for help. Feeling tired, overwhelmed, and at your wits end are all totally normal feelings—but totally hard to deal with sometimes!
Knowing your limits is the first step in understanding when it’s time to stop, take a break, and ask for help. If you have a hard time understanding your limits, your body may be giving you some silent signals:
It’s totally normal to experience an abundance of overwhelming thoughts and feelings. This parenting thing isn’t exactly the easiest job (but it is the most rewarding, isn’t it?) It’s so important to stop and check in with your body every so often. Knowing your limits and when to ask for help is crucial to maintaining a healthy, balanced life.
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