“Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk!”
Okay, this just drives me absolutely BANANAS.
Why do my 3 youngest children FREAK out when they spill milk? Wouldn’t you think they just cut their jugular when they simply mess up a word on their XMas list to Santa? Have they ever heard of an eraser? Or, a cross out? White out? Or — hey, here’s an idea — what about calmly starting over?
I recently typed in the simple search term in Google: “children’s emotions“, thinking maybe it would offer some advice about calm phrases to say to them, instead of (me, subsequently) flipping out BACK at them. Ironically — and this is probably the best lesson for mom, dad, and kids like — we should all realize that in the scheme of things, my kids are doing just fine. It could always be worse. Geez… Look at this list (!). Crying over spilled milk ain’t so bad.
- Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias
- Becoming a Stepparent
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Childhood Stress
- Developing Your Child’s Self-Esteem
- Eating Disorders
- Helping Kids Cope With Stress
- Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
- Helping Kids Handle Worry
- Helping Your Child Deal With Death
- Helping Your Child Through a Divorce
- How Can Spirituality Affect Your Family’s Health?
- How Do I Handle the Transition When My Husband Returns From War?
- How Do I Help My Kids Deal With My Husband’s Deployment?
- Is Your Child Too Busy?
- My Son Is Being Deployed; How Do I Help My Other Kids Cope?
- Postpartum Depression
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Preparing Your Child for a Move
- Preparing Your Child for a New Sibling
- Questions and Answers About Sex
- Raising Confident Kids
- School Violence and the News
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Separation Anxiety
- Sexual Attraction and Orientation
- Sibling Rivalry
- Taking Your Child to a Therapist
- Teaching Your Child Tolerance
- Tips for Divorcing Parents
- Traveling Without Your Child
- Understanding Depression
- What Kids Say About: Handling Stress
- When a Pet Dies