Frustration revisited

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A few times recently I have posted about my frustration and exasperation with Peas. I need to revisit it as I have had time to consider it further. What I have failed to remember is that Peas is just as frustrated as I am. She has thoughts and wants and needs and no way to communicate them to me. Heavens, she is trying but I do not understand and that would be enough to make me lost my composure too! Imagine you couldn't get someone who you loved- who was your whole world to understand something that you were trying so hard to express- wouldn't that make you a little frustrated too?

When I think more about it- my frustration is stemming more from the fact that I cannot communicate with her effectively. That I cannot understand her needs to meet them effectively, nor can I communicate my position to her. So.. my exasperation- while initially I thought was just the way it was- truly is something that I can do something about. I can improve our communication so we can meaningfully communicate thereby reducing frustration and stress on both of us.

Thoughts??

1 comments:

Megan said...

Have you tried baby signs? My son was speech delayed because of chronic ear infections. I taught him sign language, just a few to use to get what he needed. Eliminated about 85% of stress and tantrums. Baby Einstein has a great dvd out that has all the ones you would need. You could get it for her, and have all your children watch and learn it, and make life a little easier for your whole household! I have actually used baby signs for all of my children. All the cousins use it too, so they all understand what the babies/toddlers need. It works incredibly well. We have pictures of babies in high chairs - three of them all "more-ing" making the sign for more! Everyone knew what they wanted. Hope this helps!

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