This morning my daughter had a tantrum because I didn’t give her as much maple syrup as she wanted. She declared she wasn’t eating breakfast and threw herself into some angry crying. I quieted my mind that wanted to argue … Continue reading
I held firm because I knew it was helpful to her to offload the feelings and helpful for me in the long term to be able to go out to eat without her having all this fear. I really want her eating in general to be more flexible. I stayed in the back and offered my warmth and attention while she went wild. I felt good about it because I had empathy for her, felt no rush, and felt I was able to give her this gift of my caring during a difficult time.