How Do You Deal With Temper Tantrums?
Aside from the fact that Cy was a “surprise,” we’ve been fortunate these last three (almost four) years to not really have had to deal with the “normal” frustrations parents deal with — regarding their child’s misbehavior.
The kicking, screaming, smacking and biting that we saw in other kids his age was foreign to us because our son simply wasn’t doing it. It was impossible to relate to other parents going through the “Terrible Twos” and “Threen-ager” stages they were experiencing…
Just on the brink of his fourth birthday, our sweet little introvert (still a sweet little introvert) is flexing his independence by slamming doors, yelling at us and causing scenes in public.
I have to liken these outbursts as cries for attention (although he gets more than enough of that) due to our recent move. He’s lived in 6 different places since he was born, and now that he’s old enough to know what the hell is going on, I can only assume he is confused as to why he’s in a new house in a new city about to attend a new school.
I’m relying on his new preschool — once I find one — to provide the structure and routine he’s been missing these past few weeks.
All of this to say, parenting always has a way of throwing a curveball at you.
Happy Monday. Here’s to a tantrum-free, evening-glass-of-wine kind of week.
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