- Sometimes it is because they are tired, or sick, or frustrtated
- Sometimes it is for attention because the parents don't give enough attention for good behavior.
- OR COULD IT BE.... THE CONSTANT MOVING AROUND BECAUSE OF OUR FUCKING BROKEN IMMIGRATION SYSTEM. whoops sorry that was my outburst.
Right now I am participating in the Triple P parenting system. It is out of Australia and I saw a advertisement for it while I was in Portland. It said, "Do you have a 3 to 6 year old with Behavioral Problems? Get paid to participate in our study." I really needed money at the time and more importantly I needed some new ideas for dealing with my daughter. So far we have only watched the first 2 videos but I like the concepts so far. Though e is prone to spanking. That is why I am trying to get him to follow the same concepts with me, but how can we when we are separated by 3000 miles.
Has anyone even done a study on how immigration affects the children. Obviously the children that end up in public custody because both of their parents are deported will be scarred for life and untrusting and that is a higher priority than us. But this is still a problem, what about the American Citizens who's children have one of their parents ripped from their life, because, the parent crossed an imaginary line to find work or be close to their family. Does anyone even realize that this has traumatized our children too? What are we doing to our future generations?
Constantly moving back and forth, going to school in Mexico, going to school in Portland. I mean 2 different cultures. Sure I'm making these decisions to do this but just like my friend amanda said, we always have a choice, sometimes we may not like our choices but we always have a choice. I chose to try to unite my family when I can, but I just can't survive in Mexico anymore. But sure my children are stressed out.
She's acting out cause Daddy is heartbroken, Daddy is stressed and we've already started talking about how we have to leave Daddy in mexico in 3 weeks.
June Hysterically crying, "But I don't want to be apart from daddyyyy".
Me, "But do you want to live in Mexico?"
Poor baby 6 years old and faced with that. Yeah, I'd act out too.