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Category: Parenting (keeping your cool)
“I promised myself I was not going to yell at her again,” Kristin confessed. “But sometimes it is as though it erupts from me. The force of it shocks me. I keep wondering, who is this?”
Ever find yourself silently screaming wondering why your child behaves for others and falls apart the minute you walk in the door? Are you an unfit parent? Are you a failure? Or, do these comments signify that you are doing a GREAT job!
You have asked your child to pick up his toys and he’s refusing. When you ask, "What's up?” he drops into a full-fledged meltdown, screaming and kicking at you. This was not in the script running through your head.
It's hard to give my spirited daughter time to process emotions, because her actions push me away, when really, I think she wants me close. It's so hard to be near her at those moments. I need time to process at that point. - Tatum