…after crossing the yard with a hysterical 4 year old! She had decided way too late that she a) wanted to go with her kick-bike to the day care b) that she wanted to bring a toy with her. Both things, of course, I couldn’t accomodate as I wasn’t about to turn around.
I wish there was a little “parent coach” living in my pocket, that you could pull out and coach you through the tantrum, like EVERY TIME! “Parent coach in my pocket” – what a great concept!! I’ve found a great blog, in Swedish, www.petrakrantzlindgren.se and she is just that little person I would like to have in my pocket, that could ask those clever questions and make me see what’s going on REALLY. It’s so easy to react with stress, anger and frustration and thereby add to the drama, instead of calmly find out what’s going on and find a solution. If I can’t have a coach in my pocket, maybe I could at least get a little stone or something that reminds me of a few wise tips. I’ll get back to you with the result! Have a great day!!