This guy has been a bit of a challenge lately. He's been so easy until now, no terrible twos..but apparently we are experiencing a case of terrible fours? But instead of changing the way we parent, we decided to work on accepting that he is probably just going through a phase. So instead of desperately trying new solutions, we're working on accepting the phase and being a bit more compassionate towards him. I sometimes forget that our kids only have the tools we provide them with to cope with their every day challenges. I think that humbles me a bit and so far this is approach seems to be working.