So WHY did I choose examining?
I don't know, maybe because I"m tired, and why I get tired I can get introspective? Perhaps it's because I need to examine what I'm doing with my boy and our schooling.
I feel like I"m in a battle lately with him.
Complains it seems like ALL the time.
Things he liked, he doesn't anymore, he's quick with the "I'm sorry" and he means it at the time I know.. but doesn't follow through in his actions. If I ask anything he complains, and I have to admit, I'm finding it wearing. And I think to myself.. if he's like this at 8 what will he be like as a teen???? But I can't think that way you know.
I have to think... this is my boy. A mostly happy, eager to please and help child, a child with a brain on his shoulders but who doesn't always like having to use it (but do I always like using my own??). But something is off with our schooling and I'm not quite sure what it is or how to figure out how to do it differently or better or ..... I just don't know.
So I guess I have to ask....
How DOES one figure out what isn't quite right and how to resolve it?
How does one know the right questions to ask so that one can properly examine what is going on?
Perhaps it's seasonal?
Perhaps it's tiredness?
Perhaps...hmmm.. perhaps.it's a habit? ooh... perhaps I'm on to something there... it just might be a habit. Complain first... perhaps not have to do what one is complaining about... hmm...
Have to admit, enough complaining makes me go FINE, enough then. Go on.. do your own thing I'm tired of it. (not perhaps the best attitude but I don't do fighting and complaining well so I'd rather give way albeit unhappily than fight).
So...how does one break that habit???
How do I break MY habit of giving way when feeling pushed by complaining?
How do I break my son's habit of complaining first?
So suggestions folks? Perhaps you can offer me some suggestions?
They would indeed be appreciated. :)