I've tried so many things to try and get Jelly Bean to be a little more obedient, and a lot less violent, and nothing ever seems to work. Sometimes, I'll hit on something that will work for a week or two, and I'll think that I've found the answer, and then WHAM! it will be back to the way it was or worse. I've really been trying to be patient with her, and give her some extra loving for being the dreaded middle child, and just being matter-of-fact about choices and consequences. And yet, I found myself last night, at the very end of my rope with her after a long night of her acting up. I yelled too much at her and I know that it didn't accomplish anything. It won't improve her behavior, and it just left me feeling bad.
She was the child that was so hard for me to conceive, and so hard to keep her inside until it was safe. She was so wanted. I need to remember that more often when she does things that seem to have no purpose but to annoy Flower or Super or Me.
I love you Jelly Bean. Please help me see how to help you.
3 hours ago