by shelly on February 3, 2010

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She has this special spot at the top of the stairs, where she likes to go when she’s upset.
DSC_0177Sometimes, it is me who she’s upset with.
I tell her its okay, everyone needs time alone to cry once in a while.

She learns that emotions are okay, and how to handle them appropriately.
I learn Patience, as I give her space and wait for her to be ready to rejoin us.

When I sense the time is right, I slowly climb those stairs….
DSC_0178And by the time I get to the top…..
She always greets me with a smile, ready to welcome me back into her space.
Because sometimes, all it takes is a little Patience.
Shelly is a WAHM to two girls. You can find her daily at Adventures of a Breastfeeding Mother.

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Shelly is a mother of two and a birth and postpartum doula. When not blogging, she homeschools her children and is involved with her local La Leche League chapter. You can find her daily here:

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Pat February 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Awwwwww! I love the first picture revelation to the last. Your daughter is adorable. I have a special place on the stairs I go to when I am upset too 😛 So I understand.


Kelley February 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I am grinning from ear to ear. This is wonderful! I think Alfie Kohn and Pam Leo would be very proud 🙂


Chrystal @ Happy Mothering February 3, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Very sweet pictures. And a good lesson that, as parents, we need to treat our children as people and give them the same emotional space as we would like.


Melodie February 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm

This is beautiful! I’m still trying to teach my girls that it’s okay to have space and that time out’s aren’t something to be afraid of, but it’s a work in progress. 🙂


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