Your kids behavior is a direct reflection of how you are, internally.
I am reading a book and it is saying that your internal chaos is reflected in your child's behavior. Well, it's kinda right. I HAVE been chaotic lately. My mind is everywhere. We are trying to find a builder, sell our house, I have a 1 year old, 4 year old and almost 8 year old, we homeschool, I'm closing my business... It just goes on and on.
As much as I would like to think it isn't my fault... It is. When I have my act together, plan activities, have a rhythm to our days - everything is smoother, including her behavior. I feel bad because her whole 4 years have been a bit on the chaotic side.
I am working hard to change this, but was wondering how everyone else feels about that statement. I'm really liking this book, it seems to be ringing true a lot. Very eye opening.
The book is by oak meadow and is called heart of learning, if anyone is interested or has read it.