Photo of a girl with the quote "The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about."

When was the last time you really checked in with your kids? Or took a moment to watch your child interact with the world. You might be surprised about the struggles they are experiencing.

Granted, they may not be earth-shattering battles, but they are battles none the less.

For example, I was watching a young child who has a tendency to hit when frustrated. Yes, I saw the child hit another kid when a tower was knocked down. And I intervened to make sure the child understood that it was wrong to hit.

But during that time period, I also witnessed the child choose not to hit on multiple occasions. He instead choose other strategies such as verbalizing how he felt, telling a teacher, or just removing himself from the stressor.

At the end of that time period, he won 6 battles and only lost 1. That’s some pretty good odds.

Today take the time to focus on the small battles your kids and teens have won, not just the ones they lost.

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