As you know, I like to keep it real here.
We’ve had a couple of days recently where I wondered if someone was borrowing my son’s body. Where he is usually very careful with handling his things, he recently started throwing and dropping them for different reasons it seems.
I usually let him go about his business for the most part, redirecting or modeling when needed, but like I would do with a child who is being difficult in the classroom, I have stayed close to him recently. On this day, I decided to record some of it so that I could go back and evaluate to see what his triggers are, and how I could have helped him better.
I am sharing these videos because I
know hope everyone deals with these situations and many do not know how to handle it. My hope is that it will lead to some discussion. What did you observe? What triggers did you notice? What would you have done differently? In Nigeria, a lot of situations like these are handled with threats like “I’ll beat you oh!” or actual spanking. These methods do not go along with my goal of raising a peaceful child or laying the foundation for a good life so I hope to provide some alternatives.
The videos are long (about 28 minutes in total) but I hope you can make out time. After watching, please share your observations and thoughts. I’ll give it a day or two and then I will be back with another post to put the thoughts together and add my own thoughts after watching it. I have also asked some of my favorite mums and trained teacher friends to provide some input, so contribute to and read the comments.
Ok here goes!
Live a Good Life!