There’s so many things we want our kids to do. To succeed at. To respond to. And so many things we expect them to do.
And when they don’t, we can’t stop ourselves from saying it.
“”Why can’t you just…?!”
Why can’t you just do your homework and get it over with?!
Why can’t you just finish what’s on your plate?!
Why can’t you just put your shoes where they belong so you can find them in the morning?!
Why can’t you just listen to the teacher and do what you’re supposed to?!
Why can’t you just do what the other kids in your class do and follow the rules?!
Everyone else does it, why can’t you. I have no problem doing this, why can’t you.
Why can’t you just ….