For the second time today, I found myself fighting with a kid who I was trying to help!!
Why do they do that???
I drop what I am doing, give them all my attention, and they get mad at me.
I do not get it!
They ask for my advice, then argue with me when I give it.
They ask for my help, then criticize me for not helping the way they wanted.
They whine; they cry; they scream; they yell.
You know what? In the end, I am whining, crying, screaming and yelling too!
I shout at them: "I am done helping you."
Then I keep helping them anyway .
(Yeah, yeah, I know that is inconsistent and sends mixed messages. Tell me something I don't already know!)
I do not want to leave them with their problems. I want to help them find a solution.
I want to fix everything.
Most of the time, I do a pretty good job.
So, why do they make it so hard???
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
The Lessons of Roy H. Porter Jr.
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