The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. -Proverbs 20:5
Kelly came in to talk about some struggles with parenting her children. Kelly liked routines. She was often up at the crack of dawn and in bed by 8:00 p.m. She enjoyed staying on schedule, lived by the clock, and thrived on staying organized. Her daughter and son were a different story. Oliver, her husband, was a night owl and it seemed their son, Dylan, was too. It was a battle getting Dylan up in the morning and a battle getting him to bed at night. His best thinking happened after eight o’clock, when Kelly’s brain was shutting down and she longed to have her children in bed and her day over. Her toddler daughter, Emily, had acute sensory issues, coupled with an asthma condition that made it difficult for her to sleep through the night. This meant that Emily often woke up throughout the night, and took shorter naps during the day. Because of Emily’s sensory issues and random asthma attacks, Kelly was having a hard time sticking to a schedule,no matter how much she would like it.
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