20 May '13, 2pm

(Karen Cheng) The Sorry Bug @karencheng #fashion #perth

(Karen Cheng) The Sorry Bug @karencheng #fashion #perth

My 8 year old and I had a massive fight the other day. Basically everyone in the family had lots of jobs to do… so I gave him instructions for his tasks a little at the time, not to overload him. But he kept ignoring them or forgetting them, he kept getting distracted, thinking it might be better to do something else first, staring into space, annoying his brothers, picking fights with his brothers, wanting to trade tasks with his brothers, getting upset because his brothers had less jobs to do (because they were actually *doing* their jobs, thus had less jobs to do)… and I kept trying to gently get him back on track, gave him reminders, encouragements, incentives, helping him visualise his rewards or punishments, warnings about possible consequences… but he just got worse and worse. And my temper escalated and escalated until I TOTALLY lost my shit and gave him the bigges...

Full article: http://www.karencheng.com.au/2013/05/18/the-sorry-bug/

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