Not advice. :)
Timothy is 6. He is strong willed. He has been fit to be tied since midnight of his 3rd birthday. The snit fits he throws are a sight to behold I must say and frankly have worn my husband and I out. It is disheartening and frustrating and exhausting to deal with our youngest. He is not the only Stream in this house. And not the only strong willed one either. Sarah did the same from the ages of 3-7 and honestly I would say her tantrums were worse.
I love my children. Each and every single precious one REGARDLESS of how they act. But my earnest prayer is that Timmers will soon and very soon flex his little self control muscle and turn a corner. That the years of the heart training and discipline and sticky charts and prayers will add up to a young man who becomes a Godly husband and father. And a leader in the prolife movement.(of course)
This is not easy to type actually. I see parents all around me with shy, quiet and compliant children. Their children are characterized by first time obedience. Mine are not. Some parents have no idea what it is like to say the word "No." and watch WWIII break out. There are those that tell me that they simply do not tolerate that behavior. Well. Uh. Neither do we.
I'm tired kids. So very tired. I am coveting your prayers.