The young Christian mother noticed she had been getting too upset with her three-year-old son lately, especially when he broke something or made a big mess. She was flying off the handle too often, and realized this wasn't a good example to set for him.
She decided it would help if she held her temper, and tried a different approach. The next time her son's antics frustrated her, she called him to her and said, "Let's pray about this," and they had a quiet time talking about his naughty behavior. This worked for a few days, and she was pleased with the results.
Then one day the little guy broke one of her best pictures. Just after she heard the crash, he came running in saying, "Let's pray, Mommy."