It is so hard to parent a toddler because, frankly, they are selfish.
Everything is about me, Me, ME!
However, a toddler’s selfishness is without a doubt a necessary survival mechanism.
Somewhere between toddlerhood and motherhood, we are taught that selfishness is very, very bad.
Prioritizing our own needs and survival is deprogrammed out of us. Putting ourselves first is seen as selfish. It is deemed unnecessary. Indulgent. Superfluous.
Instead, martyrdom becomes the norm. Moms are expected to give from an empty bucket.
But what if returning to selfishness is the key? What if selfishness is your survival mechanism?