I think it’s important to be transparent with how you are feeling so that everyone in the house is on the same page. Being a homeschool mom, sometimes, the relationship between parenthood and teacher isn’t always a happy one for my child or myself. When we are transparent with how we are feeling we are better able to aid in each other’s journey.
There is something about female hormones and mood swings that doesn’t always mix. Yes, she may be 4 but she is fierce and mighty. I have to remind myself that nobody wakes up happy every single day and everyone is entitled to bad days… even a 4-year-old!
So that I can keep a grip on how she is feeling, part of her morning work is to draw a silly face about her mood on the top of a worksheet. After I grade the worksheet, I hand it back to her with my mood on it as well. Sometimes we laugh… other times we share a hug and an encouraging word! Either way we are able to be on the same page.
An extra 2 minutes with this chart helps me stay in tune with my daughter’s inner self!