Last night I posted (and deleted) a cry for help. I couldn't get my 11 year old son to get his schoolwork finished. I was looking for help motivating him. After I posted it, I realized that I had not really followed the right steps. So I followed them. Last night as he was getting ready for bed, he apologized and today, school went much better! The system really works! But my question last night was basically how you discern between defense mode anxiety and just plain mischief, stubbornness, or manipulation?

Posted by Oldmomyoungheart at 2022-08-25 20:45:38 UTC