Sunday, February 10, 2013
In the last week, Aaron has lashed out at both Jada and me in moments of impulsive anger. These incidents have been trivial - he swung his fist at me when I was teasing him about something, and he scribbled in Jada's calendar when she wouldn't listen to him - but I am mindful of the possibility of them escalating into more when he grows older. For boys in particular, a moment of impulsive anger is not uncommon; and, unfortunately, for many boys, it can lead to disastrous results. Without making him feel to bad about these relatively harmless lapses, I'm trying to take the opportunity to instruct Aaron about not lashing out, and about the consequences of acting without thinking. Let's hope he listens and learns.