Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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Can’t we all just get along!

You know I didn’t realize sibling rivalry would already have started when the youngest is only 15 months old but it sure has! My almost 4 year old daughter will follow Caelum around the house taking whatever he picks up and tries to play with. She is generally a very sweet loving little girl but there’s just something about siblings that I think is bred in us telling us we must annoy one another!

There are various ways of dealing with this: Ignoring, punishing, separating… etc..

I’ve decided that I don’t want to yell and be angry I try my best each day to remain calm no matter what occurs. I don’t want them to be ‘punished’ or ‘in trouble’ and I don’t want to give them each separate toys so they never learn to share.This opens up a larger discussion for the differences between punishment and discipline.

I find myself disciplining my kids for things that they are doing simply because they are kids and haven’t been taught otherwise. I have to remind myself before I become angry and go towards punishment to first do some gentle teaching. It can be hard some times to do that but I feel it’s important. Now I do believe there are many times where punishment is definitely called for!

Do you find there is a line between teaching and discipline?

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