Written by Jamie Martin of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom, with the permission of my angry child, who “hopes this story will help others”
The whining starts before breakfast. It rapidly escalates to full-blown screaming, and we never know how long it will last.
Maybe ten minutes, twenty, or thirty. Maybe one hour.
On our worst days, maybe two.
When it’s over, the heartfelt remorse finally kicks in:
Then it’s damage control and recovery time:
How many things have been thrown and need to be cleaned up? Is anything broken? Our nervous systems now shot (especially my highly sensitive one), we may or may not continue with our learning rhythm for the day. It depends on whether or not we can pick up the pieces–literally and emotionally.
“Hi, my name is Jamie, and I homeschool a child with anger issues.”