Here are the first few lines I wrote for Family Made Simple:
Last week, my two-year-old was being testy. And demanding. And all the fun things that go along with toddlerhood. At one particular moment, he had shoved my brother’s arm aside in clear irritation. Okay, so maybe he had a right to be irritated (this is my brother we’re talking about here), but my husband and I didn’t want to encourage rude behavior. But as much as I want to call him out on his rudeness, I try to label his action, not him.
Do you find yourself labeling your kids instead of the action?