9 minutes ago
This morning I called my sister in law to talk: boys. Not as in, “oh, that boy is cute!” We are married women after all 😋 But about little boys, our boys, our sons. They are so, so different from girls.
Emotionally, physically, behaviorally, they are incredibly complex. And being a women, a mother, I am constantly racking my brain on how to serve him and unsuccessfully so. Where I guide him, the activities I setup for him, they are just all wrong and he turns to complete disruption / destruction. He makes my mind HURT.
However, after a really great discussion with my sis, she helped me come up with game plan for my boy. The conclusion? Close-ended activities. I had been setting him up with open ended activities with no end or accomplishment for him to experience—primarily because that’s what I have personally needed. I needed activities for the to start and experience on their own so I could jump from kid to kid and need to need. My availability was limited, it still is to a degree, but I need more than anything for my boy to find and have structure and accomplishment. To have praise, and more of my positive attention.
Pinterest here I come 🥰