The comment warns.
A bad mood can sour the atmosphere in a room, in the car, at the supper table, on a family outing. Not to mention change the mood of other family members!
Attempting to change, analyze, ignore, endure or survive a child’s mood typically put me in a bad mood. Add to that the siblings’ approach – Mimic the mood. Before you know it, no one is speaking to each other, unless it’s unkind.
As well as we think we know our child, only God knows their heart. So, the best remedy – prayer. Asking God to meet our child where he is and supply all that he needs. To show us how to seize this opportunity to be His vessel. To practice absorbing God’s grace that we might share it. To know what to say … and not say.
All answers are found in Him.
“…yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding…” (Proverbs 2.4-6)