It was an unbearably hot day, the kind of day that left me sweating profusely even as I stood perfectly still. The relief brought about by my fifth, maybe sixth cold shower lasted three minutes at most. At 4:30 p.m. the sun was still beating down ruthlessly. I planned to pick up the kids from school, drop off their stuff at home and head to the supermarket. There wasn't much at home to put a decent dinner together with.
Our job as parents is to do our best to avoid sailing into the rough waters that can cause our little ones to lose their footing and fall apart. But no matter how hard we try to prevent our children from having tantrums, there may still be times when they cannot cope with whatever demand has been placed on them. Perhaps they're tired or hungry, or they could be feeling overly jealous or hurt.