Major Meltdowns: From bad to worse

Crying HeadMy six-year-old daughter opened the second-floor -window. “What’re you doing?” I said.

“I’m trying to jump out the window!” She kicked the screen. I grabbed her and held her back. I got my arms around her body and dragged her — shouting “Noooo!” — to her room and wrestled her onto her bed. I lay there with her, telling her this would pass and we’d have to wait it out. “I don’t care!” she said. “You don’t care about me! I wanna jump out the window!” I held her down as she cried and fought me.

“You had some colors and this will go away,” I said. “It’ll get better.” read more