It's so amazing when you see your children begin to mature. Wonder Boy is not the easiest child. He is funny, creative,and is confident in his own interests, but he struggles to control his temper and wants good enough to be good enough. I have been struggling as a parent to continue to gently but firmly guide him to maturity without giving in to my frustrations. (Aren't we supposed to be past this?! Why haven't we got this already?! No, for goodness sakes. The bare minimum is not good enough.) Some days I succeed, some days I don't.
Over the past week or two some of what we have been trying to teach him seems to be sinking in. He even got his second stripe in tae kwon doe after several months of being stalled in yellow belt. His schoolwork is improving and we have been dealing with fewer and fewer temper fits.
I am so proud of him. What a joy to see and recognize that your child is making a milestone.