Malachi is 10 years old, so you know, I kind of knew we'd be going through some pre-adolescence kinds of things sooner or later. I've noticed some behavior at times that seemed - well, like he was overreacting or whatever. Today though, oh my. I know he's probably just tired and everything from camp, but man is he emotional! Everything I say seems like a personal affront to him. Right before quiet time it seemed like he might have a complete breakdown, he was so upset at me. I looked at him with his eyes completely full of tears and just wished I could like, meld our minds or something. Doesn't he know how much I love and adore him? Doesn't he know I would do anything for him? That I want him to be happy? That I am not his number-one enemy?
Help, Moms of teenage boys! How do I make him feel loved while also requiring him to be a productive member of our family?
Or am *I* just overreacting? LOL Hoping and praying this improves as he catches up on sleep . . .