Parenting an Angry Child. I realized that THIS is our relationship. He will not be my easy child. He just won’t. I will not wake up one day knowing all the answers. There will be no magic pill that says, “Here, now you are both ready to be with each other and it will be so easy.” And, you know, I finally felt a little bit of peace about that.
Rethinking Tattling~Tattling is, in effect, a child seeking wise counsel for a situation they don’t know how to handle. When faced with a conflict that just weeks or months earlier would have resulted in tears or snatching or hitting or some combination of all three, a child who has matured and begun to develop some self-control is learning to stop and think instead of just react. How should we respond?
It’s trying when your child has upsets again and again over the same darned issue! Perhaps it’s being afraid to go into an upstairs room alone, refusing to share during play dates, hating homework, whining first thing every single morning, … Continue reading →