doesn’t really return the effort, namely our teens.
I am really bugging one of our children these days. The concern
isn’t running too deep because I know it is a common stage. Now normally I would think calling something a stage is an excuse. But, this is a time of confusion, trying to figure out their own convictions and thoughts on matters. Part, of learning to think on their own is nit picking mom and dad.
Be sure we are not allowing disrespect, it is just obvious that
this child would rather I didn’t do many of the things I do.
Although this child is ultra sensitive to me, we still talked
about the importance of not being rude about it. The child admitted to not really knowing why they were so easily bugged and assured me they still loved me.
My biggest advice for this time period would be to not take a
child’s irritation too seriously and in a peaceful time discuss the wacky feelings.
We told this child, that we know they are experiencing a lot of
feelings. It is discernment that is needed to navigate through those feelings. Try to delay reactions and wait before saying those unkind thoughts. Especially within our family, try to communicate if an offense pops up regularly. And remember to give grace to those around you. This is definitely a time when we are not even aware of what we are doing to irritate so either forgive or