Dress - c/o People Tree* (on the sale and you can get a further 10% off with code TIGER10)
Jumper - Uniqlo
Sparkle boots - c/o Boden*
Scarf - Primark
A frosty morning walk the other day. We decided to take Wilf's birthday scooter out to a park a train stop away from us and pop into a few charity shops on the way. This time of year has been a bit overwhelming and we are dealing with a fair amount of three year old meltdowns. This particular day saw a huge number of them and we got home in the afternoon feeling like we'd ran a marathon. Sometimes its completely exhausting raising a small person.
For the most part I feel pretty happy with the way we parent and I'm often so proud at how self assured and thoughtful my little kiddo can be. Then there are times when we are on the second tantrum of the day, it's not even lunch time and we are getting the stink eye from other members of the public.
I mentioned on my FB page how I was feeling and so many of you guys left useful suggestions on gentle parenting articles with some ideas on how to tackle this. I've added a few books to my shopping list and hoping we can try and work through those days a little better. All I know is I don't want to resort to yelling as really then I know I've kinda lost hold on the situation and Wilf does too.
I'm kinda glad it the festive period though, how appropriate is it when you can have a glass of bucks fizz at ten am when you are feeling like you really need one ;)
Any advice on how to deal with toddler tantrums calmly and without resorting to yelling or punishments? I'd love to know if any particular books rang true for you!