I think the primary difficulty I have with any of these concepts is keeping them in the forefront of my mind incident after incident. It is so easy to get worn down and frustrated. It seems like somebody is always having a problem with somebody else and I find myself asking them, "IS IT REALLY THAT DIFFICULT TO BE KIND?!!"
I need to remember that this is my job as mom. I need to be willing to help them work through these issues and they need to be able to trust that I will help them when problems arise.