Sometimes when hard things happen, and we feel hurt, we find ourselves holding on to that hurt and then throwing it at other people. My family thinks of this hurt as tennis balls that attach themselves to us during our day. Then, in the evening, and with the people we love the most, we often get rid of these tennis balls by throwing them at our family. Obviously, we don’t want to do this. We don’t want to hurt our families. It’s just that it sometimes feels like we can’t carry these tennis balls (our hurt) anymore. There is another way. When we can recognise that we are hurt (or carrying too many tennis balls), we can talk about how we feel and think of other ways to remove these tennis balls without hurting others.