Today Lia had her first day back at school since before Christmas. She had been talking for days about playing with her "best"friend.
This morning when I asked her if she were excited to go back to school she said "I'm excited to play with my friends."
Fast Forward--I pick her up from school and ask her how her day went.
"I had a good day" she responds with zeal.
"Did you play with your best friend?" I asked
"She run away from me."
"Why would she do that"
"She doesn't like me."
Cue tears..... and no not from Lia. My heart was breaking. I could feel my face twisting as I tried not to cry in front of her.
Parenting with Love and Logic, and it would call this situation a Significant Learning Opportunity (SLO) for Lia. The worst thing I could to is sweep down and fix it for her or take control. I should just stay out of it. Ooooookay. [Check] I've not done anything. I'm letting her deal with this. (while offering encouragement and love, of course. )
But where's the book that helps my heart stop breaking? Where's the book that helps me not feel as if it were done to me? Where's the book that dries my tears?