Yesterday, I was told I often sound too harsh with the kids. After a lot of back and forth, I came to a realization. When I start to sound harsh, it’s because I’m right on the edge of feeling overwhelmed. No one likes to hear that they are too harsh, me being no exception. And I knew it already. I just didn’t know how to stop myself. But I think I may be able to make some progress now that I realize I’m becoming overwhelmed. Maybe now I’ll know I have to step back from the situation. That will be the hard part, because that means letting go of the sense of control. So wish me luck while I try to chill a little.