2 Steps Forward ~ 1 Step Back
That is the season we are in with Mr. L
Maybe it's because we're moving to China
Maybe it's because Daddy has been in China
more then he has been home this past year.
Which I know Daddy hates, but such is life right now.
Maybe it's just another stage of Grieving he is working through.
Maybe I am doing something wrong that is causing it.
But the Raging,
which for those who have walked this journey
know it is SO not the same as a tantrum,
is back ~
Maybe it never left,
Maybe we just were experiencing a 'break'
But it's back ~
The screaming, hitting, scratching, punching, kicking,
mommy is back.
(He doesn't do this to anyone else only Mommy and Daddy)
Yesterday I didn't handle it great.
I admit it
I am so disappointed with myself for being drawn in.
However ~ Today was better.
I didn't get angry, I just held him until he stopped.
Some may disagree, and I would love to
hear other knowledgeable thoughts on this!
But I held him, really that makes it sound nicer then what it was.
I restrained him gently but firmly.
I didn't cause him any pain,
but I held him till he calmed.
About 30 minutes
When he stops he often stays curled up on my lap,
even though I'm not stopping him from getting off.
And he stays and snuggles in
and just breathes
and breathes deeply
and sometimes falls asleep after.
What do you do with a Raging Child?
If you have one
or have had one,
What do you do,
What works for you?
What do you wish you knew when you were in my position?