SRL 4: When They Say “I Hate You”

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It cuts a mama to the heart to hear her children say "I hate you" to each other. But what does this statement really tell us about our children's conflicts?

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It cuts a mama right to the heart to hear one of her children say "I hate you!" to a sibling. But what do our children actually mean when they say that? Is it the death of a loving relationship? And how can you, as a parent, respond wisely when your child is dealing with strong emotions like anger and fear?

I've got an analogy that I think will give you a good picture of what your role is as a mother and loving guide in this situation. And I'll share something I realized about myself that gave me some insight into my children's emotions and needs.

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It cuts a mama to the heart to hear her children say "I hate you" to each other. But what does this statement really tell us about our children's conflicts?

Lynna Sutherland

Lynna believes that the gospel moves the homeschool mom from performance to possibility. She offers support for moms overwhelmed by homeschooling multiple ages and distracted by constant sibling conflict. Ditch what slows you down and look to Jesus. (Hebrews 12:1-2)

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