A Lot Of Emotional Outbursts – Living Arrows 39/52 (2020)

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It’s been a bit of a mixed week this week! The twiglets are still doing great at school. However, we’ve had quite a few emotional outbursts to cope with at home, some of them pretty extreme!

We had one really horrid morning this week when C randomly decided she didn’t want to go to school that day. It was pretty out of the blue as she seems really happy at school and like she’s settling in well. But she got it in her head and, being extremely stubborn as she is, there was no changing her mind.

We have been struggling to cope with her extreme emotional outbursts at home recently. I think she holds everything in all day at school then has to release all her pent-up emotion at home. Obviously I’m glad it’s that way round and it means she feels safe and secure at home to do that.

But it’s really quite extreme at times, to the point where she can be a bit of a danger to herself. (I wrote in this post about when she ran into the road in a rage). And this particular morning it all just escalated. She point-blank refused to go, we didn’t really know how to deal with it and it was getting later and later. In the end, the husband walked H in (luckily he was around that day!) And by calming the situation down and giving C two minutes on her own to think about, she did decide to go in the end.

I had a really lovely chat with her teacher on the phone about it all as it had been worrying me anyway. She was so helpful and supportive and recommended a book for us to read at home. The husband and I have come up with a few strategies we’re going to try at home. More 1 on 1 time being one of them.

And we’ll see how we go! Hopefully it’s just another phase and as she develops and matures, the emotional outbursts will get less extreme. I’m feeling more positive about it all for now anyway.

So for my Living Arrows photos this week, I’ve chosen a picture of my amazing loopy girl and one of H when we had some time together at the weekend. Always spotting rainbows haha! πŸ™‚

emotional outbursts girl on rainbow bed with air scrunchies
boy in front of rainbow walll

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”

Kahlil Gibran

Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great week!

Til next time,

Hannah xx

Living Arrows

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7 Comments

  1. Lovely colourful pictures. Sorry to read you’ve had such a rocky week. I’ve had the same with my daughter, she adores preschool but we had a day last week when she just wouldn’t go. I think in our case it was about her pushing boundaries because once I said okay we won’t go, she panicked and got dressed in her uniform!

    Katrina x

  2. Having all that time off and then a new school year when they didn’t finish the last one properly is tough on them. Teddy is finding year 2 so tiring and full of rules that year one didn’t have. I think that sometimes schools expect a lot from children. Hope this week has improved? x

    1. Yes definitely. I know, Year 1 is a big change from Reception too and I think they’ve been thrown straight in a bit – good in some ways but hard in others after lockdown etc xx

  3. If it helps our second born is exactly the same although only having started in reception he is so stubborn its a real struggle. Other days he hop skips and jumps in.

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