Brooklyn is a gamer. If you know how gamers are nowadays, they have this term called ‘raging’ — this refers to their wild reaction to losing or getting shot at — basically, anything that pisses them off during the game.
Brooklyn rages all the time and it gets into my nerves more than it bothers his father which I find odd since he is more intolerant of Brooklyn’s wild behavior.
I remember one of Brooklyn’s prayers,
Thank you for today. Thanks for keeping us safe from the corona virus. I am sorry for raging all the time. I promise I will not shake my body anymore.
In Jesus’ name, AMEN!
I laughed in my head having heard the words shake my body. Perhaps he was unable to find the right words to describe his behavior because it is as if he’s seizing. Throwing fits like literally shaking his body.
To control his raging, we scheduled an activity to create a “SHOUTBOX.”
The objective of this activity is to create a colorful & appealing shoutbox for Arts and Crafts and GMRC.
What is the purpose of a shoutbox? I’ve read from a parenting magazine some time ago that some parents use shoutboxes at home to divert their kids’ frustrations into a fun activity. The shoutbox aims to curb the children’s shouting at people & should potentially eliminate the raging completely.
So the idea is, whenever Brook feels like shouting at someone, like at me if he loses a game that we play, he should pick the box and shout it in (all the frustrations, the anger) — instead of directing all the anger at me. I told him that every time we’re frustrated at something and feels like wanting to rant and vent the exasperation out, we all have to use the box.
He especially liked the idea knowing that his father is included in this activity and that he will have to use the shoutbox as well. He can’t wait for his dad to get mad.
I am hopeful to get the results that we were aiming for.