When you have a problem with your child
Do you ever examine if you are the root cause of it? Our DS (3 in a month) is horrid lately. Very angry and explosive. VERY emotional. He's really getting on our last nerves. So I decided to start reading anger management books. They all say that kids learn it from their parents so it's our fault he behaves like that, which sucks! Anyway, we are attempting to modify our behavior and manage our own anger so that we can properly show him how to manage his. In the meantime he's pushing all our buttons. /sigh Having kids highlights all the best and worst qualities of yourself doesn't it.
I will say we've been doing a lot of the recommended emotional training techniques since he was born. What with my DH being bipolar I knew this was going to be a problem for our kids. So we've labeled emotions and he understands and can recognize what he is feeling. The problem is proper expression. I've almost been thinking about a punching bag. How bad would that be?