• Want Your Kids To Appreciate You? Do This

    4 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    The other morning, my son woke up late for school, stayed in the bathroom fixing his hair for a bit too long, then asked me to make his lunch.
    Nope, sorry, buddy. Do you know why? This mama tried to get him to do it last night, and it went something like this: “Pack your lunch for tomorrow, please.”
    “I'll do it in the morning,” he said.
    “We've tried that, and you end up sprinting around. It's too stressful, so you need to pack your lunch the night before.”
    But he didn't. And I didn't remind him again.
    I believe hunger works better than nagging. Natural consequences. So when he whined at me...
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  • What I Want People To Know About My ‘Weird' Kid

    What I Want People To Know About My ‘Weird' Kid

    4 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    This is a glimpse into our life, and probably the lives of many families. I know there are so many people who have it much worse. I'm grateful for the life we have. Please don't think I'm trying to garner sympathy. As a friend said, “You never know when someone else is going through it too,” so if someone else reads this and they don't feel so alone in their struggles, then that makes me happy.
    My son is 10, well past the age of knowing what things are and aren't appropriate to say. But his ADHD keeps him from filtering what comes out of his mouth. Bad words, made-up nonsense words...
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