The right to get upset
This week both my children showed more frustration. When they fight over a toy, my girl got a little more violent. My boy jumps on the spot when he doesn't get a sweet in the colour he asked for. I used to think I teach them to manage their emotions well. Whoever shows negative emotions, I would have the child stand beside my bed. I would wait for the child to explain himself of herself. Now that I'm trying to practice Appreciation Education, my paradigm seemed to have shifted a little. I no longer bring my children into my room for the "time outs". I think the split second of me grabbing them and putting them down at the spot beside my bed instill fear. And once that kicks in, the child cries more, takes longer time to calm down and may remember the fear more than what I'm trying to teach. The test: … Read More The right to get upset