You can improve your relationship with your child

You can improve your relationship with your child

I went to kiss my little champ goodnight tonight. My hubby was reading to him when I went in and the most amazing and bizarre thing happened. My little man said, “I want mummy to read me a story. I love her the best.” Now whilst I don’t encourage favourites and loving people “the best,”  this was a marked moment in history for me as a mum. Firstly my little man LOVES spending time with daddy.  He has very little time with him during the week and so they both cherish every moment when they are home together. Secondly, I realised just how far I have come as a mum… About 3 years ago, I had what I call an emotional breakdown.  We immigrated back to Australia from overseas and moved straight into our home. 10 days after we arrived our house was burgled and my mum-in-law, who was in the house looking after my then 2 year old, was brutally attacked.  Fortunately, she made a near full recovery. The house was in less than optimal condition and coupled with the blood and forensic dust, we made a quick decision to move out temporarily. This prompted a series of unplanned moves.  For various reasons we ended up moving 5 times in 18 months for us, and my mum in law was with us for 2 of those moves. The last move was the move that broke the camel’s back for me and found I was unable to cope.  Thankfully counselling helped me to make a full recovery. Needless to say, it was stressful time for all of us and...