It’s Tough to Be Eight
“When you are eight years old, nothing is any of your business.”
It is easy for parents to forget what it was like to be a kid. It’s easy to forget what it’s like being small…feeling as if no part of your life is up to you and having to constantly play follow the leader.
Here’s a tip: the next time one of your children is battling you in a seemingly nonsensical way, (e.g. pitching a fit for no reason), try a little empathy.
“Wow, seems like you’re having a rough day. Is this one of those days where it’s just tough to be 8?”
He may not immediately respond in a way you like, but he’ll definitely get the impression you’re trying to understand. Don’t be surprised if he’s cuddly later.
Peace begins with a pause,
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