Another morning full of tears and fighting. Your mother had to run to the grocery in the morning and you wanted to go with her. Well that wasn't happening, there was no time. When she finally left out the door, your whining changed to an all out meltdown with screaming. You got sent to your room to calm down and think about things until you were ready to eat breakfast calmly.
Man I remember those days. I remember being sent to my room and obliging in a huff. I remember thinking how unfair it was. I remember being upset with the obvious abuse of power by my parents. It was probably only today that I realized that parenting tactic is hard on all involved.
Sincerely with love from your dad,