Standing up for Your Beliefs: the challenge of training your child to be “that” kid

It would have been so easy to give in. He begged me to let him stay home. His blue eyes welled with tears as he told me he couldn't go; he was afraid to go. I cajoled. I begged. I reasoned. I got angry. I empathized. I bribed. Literally, I did whatever it took to get him out the door and, by that time having missed the bus, into my car. We would ride in the car together. We would walk in together. We would visit the counselor and confirm that the school had some type of plan to make … [Read more...]