I am not a Super-Mom by any means but I am trying to be the best mom that I can for my kids. But one thing lately has really been making it hard to be the best Super-Mom that I can...Aaron's anger.
Superman could do anything with his super-human powers...except in the presence of kryptonite. This green, glowing rock would paralyze his powers and make him weak. Aaron is my wonderful 6 year old boy who is excellent at reading, basketball, baseball, working hard, and math. One thing that he is struggling with lately is controlling his anger and temper when he gets frustrated or provoked. When my sweet, sensitive Aaron gets angry he has a hard time controlling himself. Instead of thinking through his problem and finding other ways to handle it, he resorts to crying, yelling, hitting, throwing, slamming doors...pretty much a 6 year old tantrum. When this happens it is like Aaron is turning into a big green, glowing rock of kryptonite that repels me. I feel all of my patience, self control, happiness, and any other mom-powers being drained from me. I can't be around him because it makes me a weaker mom. I usually send him away until he can calm down and talk to me with respect and love.
When something goes wrong (like yesterday when he couldn't find his chapstick) Aaron talks in a very crying/whiny voice. We have named this annoying cry-talking "crocking". He crocks so often that I don't think that he realizes when he is doing it. We have started to tell him that "I will be happy to talk to you when you are done crocking". It seems to help for the most part. I need to help Aaron find some solutions to control his emotions better before all of my Super-Mom powers are gone forever! I have found some object lessons, books, professional advice, and scriptures to help me in this quest that I will post throughout the week.
I am hoping that this cranky kryptonite concern can by kicked!