Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Last night, we ended the day with a full blown tantrum... complete with fists pounding and feet stomping. When it comes to where these tantrums come from and how to deal with them, I admit that I'm at a loss.
Sometimes, I respond in a way that's way too reactive.
Sometimes, I remember to respond in soft but firm tones.
Sometimes, I remember to respond lovingly because beneath that tantrum is a hurt little girl.
Sometimes, I work really hard at explaining why we can not behave that way.
Sometimes, when explaining doesn't work, I try to role play and teach her different ways to respond.
Sometimes, nothing works.
Right now, as I type, I have a 3 year old who is having a fit because she can't find her Pluto toy. A toy that I have no memory of. A toy that she says she hasn't seen since she was a baby.
Right now, I have a baby, who just learned to crawl 3 days ago, trying to figure out what she can get into next.
Right now, I am drinking my first cup of coffee that I poured an hour ago. I am hoping that my coffee gives me the patience that I need for what may be ahead for me!
Posted by Kasey at 7:48 AM