After our son threw water out of the bathtub I said, “What a bummer. It’s going to take a while to clean up the water so we won’t have time for books tonight.”
He was devastated, but helped me clean up. He kept crying to read books and I used my brain dead statement and said “I know,” a whole bunch of times. We stuck with it and it felt really good to stay calm!
©2010 Shelly Moorman, Head & Heart Parents
As author of the easy-to-read “Save Your Sanity” series, Kerry helps parents save their sanity and sense of humor while raising young children with love and laughter.