Have you ever been angry with one of your children, but then taken your frustrations out on another?
One child’s actions or words have gotten you so tangled up you are just plain angry!
You are completely unable to reason with him and no amount of arguing or lecturing will get through to him. In this moment you feel like your head is going to explode and you have lost all control of any parenting devices.
Then, it gets worse.
You end up yelling.
You feel so helpless that your words become louder. The volume of your own voice is all you can control. Except you don’t.
Eventually, what started out as a disagreement between you and your teen has become something else.
A bad mood.
A sharp tongue.
And everyone pays the price.
The worst thing of all is that the wrong child will take the heat.
You yell at the one who is just trying to distract you.
The only way he can get your attention is by asking questions at the worst possible time.
So you snap!
You snap at him.
You scare him.
All of the anger that was boiling just overflowed and burned an innocent bystander.
It breaks his heart because he didn’t do anything wrong.
It breaks yours because you can’t turn back time.