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Anger Management, Cub Scout Style

Just wanted to record a little episode about my youngest, Jacob, before I forget.



The other day, I walked to a neighbor's house to pick him up from Wolf Den. The scene was a little crazy as eight or nine 8-year-old boys ran around the front yard, laughing and roughhousing.

Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a confrontation between two of the little Cubs. One boy was aggressively objecting that another had broken one of the many obscure rules to a made-up game they were playing. The "rule breaker" became increasingly agitated until he lost his temper and began to kick the first boy. At that moment, Jacob inserted himself directly between both of them. Looking the kicker in the eyes and holding him by the arms, he repeated over and over, "Calm down, Cohen, calm down!" The boy listened to Jacob and quickly stopped. Everyone went back to playing, forgetting what all the fuss was about.

Until Jacob was about 5 years old, HE was the one getting frustrated and kick…