You know there is a verse in the Bible in the book of Psalm 15: 18 that says," A hot temper man stirs dissension but a patient man calms a quarrel"
I was just taking stock of myself,(particularly my temperament and my attitude towards my sons) Jovial to be exact, it was kind of hard and most of the times, emotionally challenged dealing with him,now that he is his teens.
Looking back of late,it had not been really all that nice,in fact it affected our "father and son" bonding when the two of us collide,sometimes I really felt like a lousy papa.
After so much of so called "soul searching", I began to look into myself and I started to put myself into his shoes,I realized that there were in fact things that I could master to make the "bad" good.None of them in my family realized this but in fact I had for the past few weeks,I have discovered that it was not that hard dealing with my teen boy.
Now I want to see more laughter and funny antics flying in the house,if they feel good,they listen.
Have a happy Chap Goh Mei
P/S : Laughter is still the best medicine