I posted this picture on the BehaviorBandAid.com Facebook Page and several people liked it, so I thought I would share it directly here.

I think what it says is simple: there are going to be times in everyone’s life (including your kid’s) when things don’t go right or you don’t get exactly what you want.

The way you respond to this will ultimately teach your children how to handle this in the future. Will they be dependent on you to get through the tough times? Will they have a paper-thin tolerance for frustration? Or will they push through, persevere, and be resilient?

Check out these previous posts for more on this…

Too comfortable: a parent’s unending determination to maintain “comfort”

“Daddy, should this hurt and make me cry?” How to teach drama

Is your home a balloon factory?

The skeleton key: what behaviors open doors?