"The second person starts the fight as they are the one that has the choice to walk away. Without a second, there is no fight."
I love this!
I know this is not the most cheerful way to start 2012, but I am trying to live it, and I love it.
Our RAD kiddo is always eager to start a fight, and I too often take the bait. Fortunately, I am getting too old for the battles, and I now know better.
Whether it is with Lexa, my husband, or Andrew, I am learning to walk away, and it feels much better than the screaming matches. (Typing this, I just realized, Adam and I never ever fight.)
There it is, my simple plan to improve our family life. I started this several weeks ago, and the changes have been remarkable. I hope 2012 bring much more success.
Thanks to my best friend for helping me embrace this wisdom. I love you Mom.