When my little monster is throwing a World Series-size tantrum in the middle of Wal-Mart, I think to myself
It’s a good thing that liars pants really don’t catch on fire, because we’d all be walking around in flames!
I will still lean towards NON CONTROL, choices and freedom but I can assure you that I will be in neck deep teaching my kiddos how to think, process and decide.
“Does it make any sense to declare war on these “things” in their lives when they are only the outward symbols of the inner turmoil? Wouldn’t common sense suggest that we concentrate on getting the fire in their souls under control? When we do, these outward things tend to take care of themselves. To fight with our children over external expressions of internal problems only makes matters worse.”
Kids sure have a way of (figuratively) punching you right in the gut when you least expect it, don’t they? Their unassuming words can wash a blanket of guilt right over you in nothing flat. And before you know it, you’re feeling like the suckiest parent in the world and saving your pennies for the future therapy that your kid will inevitably need thanks to you.