I Hate You, Mama!
To characterize the past few months as going through a rough patch in my relationship with my kids is an understatement. Nearly every day my 4 year old who reminds me, "I hate you mama!" In between shouting matches, the 6 year old telling me "I'm lying" to him, and the both kids constantly being rough with their baby brother, I rarely keep my cool these days. So as I was perusing our overflowing inbox, I came across this email I had to chuckle:
Parenting is awfully challenging especially when the little ones grow and develop a mind of their own and learn to think for themselves. I tell myself that everything is cyclical and some of the challenges we are facing right now will soon pass. Despite the challenges and obstacles, there are beautiful relationships between mamas and their daughters as well as mamas and their sons out there. Do you have one of those? What is your secret to having a great relationship with your child?