This is what I believe: a child’s behavior is a reaction to his sensory and emotional experience of the world around him. While these reactions may sometimes seem deeply flawed to other humans who have already completed the phase a child is going through, they are actually exactly right for the child in question as he or she learns to adapt to and cope with a chaotic, complex, and sometimes hostile world. Every child is born uniquely orientated toward receiving and processing sensory and emotional information, and, as such, they are each motivated to act for their own very personal reasons.
And sometimes one of those reasons is they’re an asshole. Continue reading “If You Can’t Stand the Heat…”