(For background info, the little guy in this story is almost 3 years younger than Cupcake and has many of the same behavior issues.)
One day, Cupcake was in the back yard playing with a neighbor girl. Little Guy came down alone (without his mom) and wanted to play. Cupcake was already playing with a friend, so she gently told him that she couldn't play today, but maybe they could play another day. He got spittin' mad and started to get out of control. Cupcake actually used some good therapeutic parenting and talked him off the ledge. All by herself, she calmed him down and got him back home! (Steve was in the kitchen watching the whole thing unfold.)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Yesterday, a neighbor girl came over and she was upset about something that happened that Cupcake had no control over. She was blaming Cupcake and pointing fingers and accusing her of being mean. Cupcake didn't puff up and give her the what-for. She didn't jump into defensive mode. She didn't yell. No hands on the hips. She didn't even toss her head. She just looked to me with a hurt look in her eyes. I explained to the neighbor girl what had really happened and off they skipped together, playing for hours. How awesome is that?
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1It's so cool to see these truths taking root in her life!
That's my girl! :-D
Blessings to you,