I read on Facebook other parents celebrating the start of summer, but for me, I cautiously welcome it.
Summer traditionally has been our hardest season since we have more behavioral issues brought on by boredom and lack of structure. Both of which I try my best to eliminate, but nothing beats the distraction that school provides.
As the final week of school approached my oldest son showed his typical mood swings, for him, facing the end of school brings tears and irritability. Thankfully as he matures, I’m able to remind him of this transition and help coach him through it.
Experience. That’s one thing I’m thankful for. As the years go on, now over 5 years, we’re better able to predict challenges and prepare for them before they happen. And when they do happen, we can remind our son that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We can remind him of past successes and feel confident ourselves on how to get through familiar challenges. I’m sure there’s new stuff coming our way, but I remain thankful for the small successes.
Tonight it’s experience.