Our son, Dowan, has discovered that he really loves food and can’t eat it fast enough. At almost eleven months old, he knows how to sign for “more” however a response from us requires that we are looking at him instead of at the other kids or our own dinners. Dowan has found that getting our attention is much more immediate when he screams and then signs for more.
I think most of us have been in that place; audibly or in audibly screaming for more: time, job satisfaction, compassion, intimacy, space…the list goes on. The question is: how do we “scream” in a way that invites solutions rather than resentment?