You know me and my lovely wife do have our shares of disappointment,anger,frustration and pain in dealing with Jovial who is at the threshold of being a teen at his age of 14, probably he himself does not realize it but in actual fact,he has changed....
He has changed to be more nonchalant to heading our "advice",more headstrong with what he thinks rightly or wrongly, we sometimes(me and missus) would get angry and we do raise our voices at him but he is not at all worried about it....
You know as I have been sharing here in my blog about being a papa,a husband,along the way and in actual fact, I did learn a lot of tips of parenting as well from other bloggers daddy and mommy too......just like what i learned from Arthur, I like it when he says,,"anger begets anger"
Just the other day,while i was ferrying Jovial back from school,casually I told him this,"Jo,can we not fight anymore?" in an instant,he just kept quiet but then he continued by saying this,"Papa,you know when I wake up in the morning,my mood is always no good,so I am sorry if I've made you angry in the mornings"
From then on,whenever I get angry with him, I try to pause for a little while knowing that at his age now,he is caught up of being still a boy and on the other side,trying to be a man,ha, I think I will continue to guide him and nurture him along the way.
And once again,I thank you guys for imparting your experiences to me in way of commenting,do remember that I do wholeheartedly take in your comments seriously for I've always strived to be a better papa.
P/S : Always learning,always understand,that's all I want to be