It feels like all the behaviors your kids have are challenging.
But what if I told you those challenges are actually life skills that just need a little guidance?
This is how you can tell.
“Hangry” is a REAL thing. So is the “witching hour”.
Not only have we all seen a child throw themselves on the floor or stomp off for what seems like the silliest, most minute things but we ourselves, have been known to fly off the handle (or as I like to say “flip our lid”) over something so small and trivial.
Then we hear that voice in our head say to us “What the bejeezus just happened? Why did you yell about that?!”.
I will tell you why…because someone in that scenario was feeling out of whack and lost their cool.
Do you secretly watch those “memories” videos, photos, or old posts that pop up on your phone?
If you don’t do it in secret, then you probably don’t have a moody tween or teen in your home currently.
I miss those days. Currently, I have two kids on the verge of becoming teens and both are flexing their “attitude muscles” every-single-day!
It’s 2pm on a Sunday. My phone rings.
It’s my daughter. Hmmmm…this is her week at her dad’s house. I wonder why she is calling?
I pick it up and see her on the other end with her angry eyes, arms crossed, ready to fire off about some major injustice happening.
Sigh. This is not the position I want to be in.