Life lessons from parenting a toddler usually involve a whirlwind of emotions. If you are a parent to a toddler, then you know that these littles ones can go from acting like monstrous petulant creatures in one minute to being charming and sweet angels in the next. Their meal pickiness can drive an balanced parent over their edge, yet their hugs can bring warmth to the coldest of hearts.
Here are some unsarcastic reasons on why my toddler continually inspires, and challenges me to reconnect with the simple things of life.
“We can learn from children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children dont usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.”
– Dalai Lama XIV