Tools that don't work
There are some tools that you might want to use, but that just don’t work, like:
- Thinking that being extra good will get your parents
- Being naughty or babyish to get extra attention (If you need attention, just ask for it).
- Being mean to a parent’s new friend as a way to get rid of him or her.
- Trying to become an adult (You need to be a kid! Looking after everyone and solving everyone’s problems isn’t your job).
Remember: Everybody makes mistakes at first! It’s OK to make mistakes, especially if you learn from them.