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Old 07-29-2013, 08:56 AM   #3869
MichelleGoodrich
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Good evening! I said that in my Vincent Price voice.

Moe, I'm sorry the getaway wasn't more relaxing. You are doing right by your dad. Bro's GF's comment sounded whiny, selfish, and attention seeking to me. Want me to smack her?

Shari (((Hugs))) That is so hard and frustrating. A few months ago I recorded C having a meltdown. Then I showed it to him several hours later when he was calm. He was a bit mortified. Now when I see him start to escalate, I give him a few calm down idea suggestions; and if that doesn't work, I tell him I could record him stomping his foot and pitching a fit. The boy apparently does have some shame, because it has worked more than once.

Lorien, I hope you find your towels.

Sorry about all the grouchies.
That's really rather brilliant! I suspect our kids don't WANT to be like that, they just don't always have the mechanisms in place or functional to stop it. Sadly, I know a few adults with the same problem.
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