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My Child Isn't Giving Me a Hard Time - He's *Having* a Hard Time

This insight, for me, has been a mindset shift that has made a big difference in how I respond and help my child.

We were so close to getting out the door on time and for once I felt like maybe, just maybe we would bypass the morning meltdown.

I decided not to fight the clothing battle. I prepared snacks that gained my son’s approval. I even remained calm when he spilled the milk all over the table, inches from where my phone was lying — no use crying over spilled milk, right?

But just like every other morning in our household, the tantrum rears its ugly head and there I stood, standing at the door, watching my child lose his mind.

This time it was over the suggestion that he should leave his football at home instead of trying to sneak it in his backpack and risk it getting taken away at school.

I’m not sure I will ever quite understand how it is possible for such a simple request to be the cause of the wrath that followed, but I have realized a way to keep my sanity during such erratic outbursts.

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Originally written by Rachel Gorton for Motherly

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