"There are 6 triggers for bad behavior: tiredness and hunger; an immature brain;
unmet psychological needs; intense emotions; parental stress;
and a parenting style that activates the alarm systems in a child's lower brain."
- The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland, DK.
I got up at 5 this morning, unable to go back to sleep. Thoughts about CH made me pick up this book - again.
Tiredness and hunger - CH is constantly asking for something to eat.
An immature brain - "Trying times with under-fives are often the result of immature brain systems" - Oh yeah, CH is only 4.
Unmet psychological needs - What could that be?
Intense emotions - Have I been missing her cues?
Parental stress - I have been rushing for deadlines. Figures.
A Parenting style that activates the alarm systems in a child's lower brain - A good reminder that I need some self-reflection and adjustments.
For now, I'd better dig into "Mastering CSS" before waking the kids up for school.