For all the difficulties in parenting kids like this in so many ways, it merits pointing out the converse:

DD10 described how she's been getting angry very quickly and easily at Minecraft lately... one little mistake, and she's blowing a fuse, where she used to take it in stride.

Me: "Do you think that maybe it has nothing to do with Minecraft, and there's something else that's making you upset?"

DD10: "Yes." [cue five-minute oral self-analysis on all the different ways she's reacting to being in the active planning phase of a cross-country relocation]

That was easy.

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