Rachel Aytes SOS Grad1,071
My husband, Daniel, and I have been married for almost 20 years, and we've spent 16 (and counting) of those living in Asia. We have four daughters ages 11, 9, 8, and 5, and I homeschool them all.
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I have a sensitive child who is easily hurt and struggles when her feelings are hurt. She often has what I feel is a distorted view of the magnitude or frequency of the wrong, and I find it difficult to help her talk it through. Sometimes it seems that talking about it only reinforces her distorted view. I’m not an overly sensitive person, and honestly sometimes I can’t tell whether it’s my impatience and desire to move on or her sensitivity that is the issue. Most likely both. Any ideas on how to help her?
I know this question is a bit involved, so if it would be better submitted to the lab chat Q&A I can do that.
Also, I would like help my children better apply the tips for how to talk. The stopping can be so hard. Often I’m quick to just jump in a settle it instead of encouraging them to stop.