Screaming kids and reactions that never help

When you’re standing opposite a screaming kid (usually caused by some combination of pain, hunger, or tiredness), there are two reactions that never help –

1. Getting angry

2. Taking it personally

I think I’ve made some progress on being more even tempered in the past 3 years. But, as I realized recently, I’ve got ways to go with not taking it personally.

Of course, this isn’t limited to losing patience with a screaming kid. I have work to do with my impatience in general. And, as per usual, parenting has just revealed something I need to work on nevertheless.

The first step, regardless, is consistent awareness.

Working on it…