Our holiday experiences with travel and how we had good experiences, bad ones, and some ugly stuff we have to discuss.
How most of the ugly was created by us as parents, not due to "bad-kid phenomenon."
How integral owing up to screw ups must be.
So my wife and I just returned from our Christmas vacations where we traveled all over Texas to meet up with friends and family. This is often a taxing time for us as a family and it can be the refiners fire that allows us to see the dross rise. We found some dross this trip.
While it is muuuch more convenient for me to blame the kids, being out of their routine, being excessively tired or cabin feverish due to driving, I still make it a practice to really evaluate what the cause was, and factor myself into the equation. And guess what I find typically?
That I am typically the source of the problem. No my kids or their behavior.