I read this article a few months ago, and it really stuck with me. Rereading it this morning, I realized that it’s probably a good reminder for ALL of us.
Number 3 was a game-changer for me. I realize that my daughter is RARELY defiant, even in all her two year old glory. Yesterday’s meltdown looked like pure two year old attitude, and ended up having everything to do with her being thirsty. It has really become a bit of a detective game for me to figure out where her attitude is coming from, and trying to ‘solve’ it that way. And approaching it that way helps me stay more calm, more often.
What do you think? Which of these points resonate with you?