Found my patience, wish I could bottle it

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by sosotired, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. sosotired

    sosotired New Member

    difficult child was having a bad day yesterday. New math concepts always seem to set him off. We worked at it for two hours (with all kinds of breaks, encouragement, etc.) and he finally calmed down and seemed to get the concept.

    I sat through wailing, crying, screaming ... all levels of frustration, obstinence and inflexibility ... without once getting angry, yelling or punishing.

    Instead of having an emotional response to his, I would think "hmmm, there has to be another a different way to approach this". At one point I had him do a couple push-ups to "squeeze" out the answer (not as punishment, trying to be creative).

    I wish I could bottle this!!
  2. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    I wish you could, too! I would order a CASE from you!!!
  3. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good for you soso. Many times our difficult child's behaviors are exacerbated by our reaction to them. Bottle it up!