To say that Kennedy is a passionate soul may be putting it lightly. She loves what she loves with her whole heart and when she doesn't love something, well, she does that with her whole heart, too. We have really been struggling with keeping our passion in check at our house. I know part of it is the hardship of being almost four, but holy smokes, this child tests our patience sometimes!
We set distinct boundaries. "Kennedy, you can play on the computer for 10 minutes" as I set the timer on my phone. That seems to work a few times then, out of the blue, nuclear meltdown occurs. Screaming, crying, clawing, hitting, it is all fair game when one of these fits begin in Kennedy's mind.
Taking a page from my friend Angie's parenting book, I decided to take pictures of said fit throwing, making it fun and threatening to send to Mimi and Weezie. Well, okay, maybe posting on the world wide web will be enough embarassment.