45 minutes of crying, screaming and pounding her pillow. All because she couldn’t snap a button on her shirt.
This has become our new norm in the house, her fits and tantrums have been become super charged by emotions and it takes forever to calm her down.
When this started, we were blind-sided and speechless. We had no idea what to do, and quite frankly we were frustrated. Nothing traumatic happened. Nothing changed in our house. We still expected kindness, gentleness and first-time obedience.
It wasn’t a gradual shift in how she handled stress. We were smacked with a 2×4 one day with the biggest tantrums we’d ever seen. And they were all rooted with emotional outburst.
For two parents who aren’t super emotional and who value reason, we were completely outside of our element. We wanted to say things like, “It’s not a big deal, just move on.” And we did say those things which made her emotional outbursts worse. We had no idea what to do or say and we were quickly losing our cool.
Today, I am sharing with Kaylene’s series on parenting girls. Obviously, my post is all about girl emotional drama and how we are handling that. However, Kaylene’s doing an excellent series encouraging & supporting mothers of girls in Christ-like parenting that nurture our daughters’ hearts. Each day has provided a new post from the hearts of mothers.