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In My Brain Today: My Cranky Kid

By Leslie Lindsay Back-to-school.  While it brings elated parents, new clothes, and supplies…it also brings cranky kids.  My 1st grader was excited to go back and so far, so good.  She likes school, she likes her teacher and really hasn’t grumbled too much about her “homework.” But yet, there are still growing pains.  She has been increasingly cranky.  The crank-o-meter is rising…and the only thing I can figure is that she is coping poorly with some of the changes in routine. Therefore, I have “lost it” at least twice and all within a 24-hour period.  (You’d think she would have learned, right?!)  Sigh.  I yelled at her.  Loudly.  It hurt my throat.  I kid you not.  I felt bad, of course.  But I couldn’t take it anymore. Six years old is sassy.  Six year old girls think they know everything, think they are the boss, show little respect for anyone or anything…and well, I was just fed up.  I pulled her arm, wrapping my fingers around her bony little shoulder and turned her around, “Look, …