• 9-Year-Olds Are Really Freaking Hard

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    My 9-year-old is currently throwing a tantrum. He's in his room screaming and crying because I told him to clean the hallway. I told him to clean the hallway because I caught him whapping a wreath with a plastic sword. “I understand you're angry,” I said to him. “But there are consequences to your actions, and to show me that you have respect for the things in our house, I need you to pick up the hallway.” He screamed and cried. I told him I understood that he felt this wasn't fair. I understood he was angry and sad. I respected his emotions. But he still needed to clean.
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