Overcoming Obstacles with Kind Words, Gentle Hands and Listening Ears

Life with Norton has, in some ways, gotten harder.  He’s more defiant than ever.  He still uses “I peed in my room!” as an excuse not to go to bed or wherever else.  But things were out of control.  There was a lot of yelling, temper tantrums, throwing things, tears, and hitting.  Counting to three had ceased to help.  Threats of spankings were the only thing that made any impact… and even that was beginning to fade.  I knew I needed to figure out overcoming obstacles like these in a really big way.  Our little family was in trouble. [Read more…]