Dear Tired of Getting Bopped on the Head,
I’m glad to hear you understand your brother doesn’t really mean to hurt you. I can also understand how it hurts when you are hit by someone you love. So, next time your brother hits you, tell him, “no we don’t hit we are suppose to love each other.” Hopefully after a few times of you telling him this he will began to show you love and not hurt you!
Dear Dr. T,
I get so mad because so many times I can’t do things because of my brother. Like the other day we were supposed to go bowling but right before we left he had this total meltdown and needless to say we didn’t go. It’s so not fair. I got all mad and then my mom got mad at me! How can I make my mom understand my point of view?
Signed, I just want to go Bowling
Dear I just want to go Bowling,
First of all, I want to say that I admire you for being so understanding of your brother’s situation. Yes, I know it was disappointing to know you couldn’t go bowling as planned. Being a child there are things we look forward too, and bowling is one of those events. I do want you to know your mom, really wasn’t angry with you. I would have to say her frustration was more so, she was upset about your brother and taking care of him & the fact of hurting you at the same time. I would suggest you talk with your mom about you and her maybe going bowling alone, whenever the both of you are available. Not to leave your brother out, just some time where its just you and your mom for an outing.
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