Bear Hug messages:
- Hugging you in my thoughts.
- Sending you a big bear hug from grandma.
- Mama Bear hug is for keeps.
- When someone gives you a hug, it’s from the heart.
- A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
- Give your mom a hug.
- Unconditional love is a beautiful gift.
- A bear knows all your secrets ― and keeps them.
- I love you BEARY much.
- Mothers are like glue.
- Hugs are the universal medicine.
- It’s colder than a polar bear’s pajamas.
- If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
- Whatever’s wrong, Mama will make it better.
- For children is there any happiness which is not also noise?
- Never underestimate what I’ll do to protect my children.
- Caution: Mama Bear on Duty.
- Nobody messes with my cubs.
- A hug makes you feel good all day.
Mama Bear instinct:
The instinct that surprised me the most about parenting was my Mama Bear Instinct. Mama Bear is loving and fiercely protective of her cubs.
A baby’s brain is molded by loving care.
Mothers have hormonal systems in place that encourage and support a growing bond with their baby. This earliest relationship literally molds the baby’s brain and begins her journey of becoming a person.
Newborns are biologically set up to attach to a loving, sensitive and responsive caregiver.
The infant becomes attached to the parent as she or he responds to the infant’s cues for love, nurturance, comfort and care. The back and forth of the parent responding to and taking joy in their baby establishes the model for the child’s future relationships and sense of self.
In a loving relationship, the child learns how to love and to be loved, the basis of both becoming one’s own person and learning to care for and be compassionate to others.
Dr. Tovah Klein advises:
Trust yourself. Try not to get overwhelmed. Have humor, a lot of it. Kids are fun and funny. Enjoy them, knowing that whatever they are doing now that is driving you crazy will likely pass.
The toddler years are both wonderful and trying. It is because the child is new to the world, has so much to discover, and so much they want to do. But they are limited by their own inabilities and still developing skills, brain and mind as well as the reasonable limits and boundaries you establish.
Try to look at the world through their eyes, rather than adult eyes, and you will see the wonder and curiosity they experience.
It will help you enjoy this time more. It passes fast. Hugs.