How Can We Stay Calm When Our Children Don’t Listen To Us?
Great post!!! I have been in similar situations many times where the anger and fight become soooo much bigger than the initial problem.
“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others”- Buddha
Last year, my daughter came down with a sore throat and cold, but she really pushed herself to keep going to school. She kept pushing until one morning I forbade her to go to school and took her to the doctor. All that pushing of hers had resulted in a case of bronchitis. In my mind I decided that she had gotten bronchitis because she was rundown from staying up late doing homework and it therefore followed that this would need to stop.
So that night I put my almost fourteen-year-old daughter with bronchitis to bed at 8 pm. She was very angry about the early bedtime and sat on the floor and refused to get into bed. She came out of her room at least 15 times during the evening and the anger in me escalated. I took…
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