Having issues with this now with a friend who thinks I brush things under the carpet because I don’t yell at my daughter or shame her in front of others and because i like to gather some info about a situation before I jump in.
No amount of expressing that I will deal with things after my daughter has calmed down and when I know what’s going on…Read More
Yes, we’ve had lots of discussions around this topic and she’s getting better at understanding people are doing the best they can etc. Although it’s not ideal!!
It’s good to view this issue, as you say, as a chance for us to explore what’s underneath these moments of her feeling like this and there are lots of different triggers.
i have a really sensitive, smart 8-year-old overthinker and she has expressed worry about not being a good person because she has mean thoughts about others when she doesn’t like their behaviour ie. she will call a teacher who is raising their voice ‘rude’ in her own head but worries that means she’s not kind herself.
Yes, totally relate Charlotte. I let my daughter (who has been accelerated / skipped one grade ahead at school) ‘drain off’ every day after school… she tells me everything that frustrated her or that she noticed about other kids feeling hurt etc and I just listen and empathise until she’s exhausted herself! And work through anything that we may…Read More