passionate temper and stubborn

Passionate temper and stubborn.

That was how I described the 11yo to herself.

I told her they were traits she came by very honestly.

I’m muleheaded. I have a fiery temper. I’ve just learned to control them. I’ve found ways to use them.Whether it was writing in a journal or working with a therapist to the point of pain, I know how to focus my passion. I’ve found my outlets

She’s 11. She hasn’t found hers yet and she balls it up and then explodes. It’s painful. For her and the target.

She and I had a talk about me helping her find outlets. I have this blog. I have friends I can vent and rant to.

She has neither yet, but she needs something. Something HERS where she can unleash all that passionate temper and stubbornness on. I want her to keep them. Never lose them. They aren’t a bed thing.

Passionate temper and sheer stubbornness is what kept me from giving up when it would have been much easier.

They aren’t bad at all.

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3 Responses to passionate temper and stubborn

  1. Wendy November 7, 2012 at 9:28 AM #

    Oh, my 4 year-old is the same way. She has my stubbornness and her daddy’s determination and will, is way too smart for her own good, and has a strong sense of what is just and unjust… and the combination can be explosive. I always try to comfort myself with the knowledge that this will serve her well as she gets older… she will, without a doubt, take on the world. But raising her? Not always easy.

  2. kyooty November 7, 2012 at 9:17 AM #

    So happy to read that other people’s children have stubborn and angry and bottled up not just mine. I think there’s a trap that we all get into, only putting our best face forward. There is no shame in feeling.

    kyooty´s last post…fitting in the walking

  3. Colleen Crawford November 6, 2012 at 3:02 PM #

    Nope, and they will serve her well if she can learn to control and channel them!

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