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Do you scare your kids? Do you think they deserve it?

  Do you feel like that’s just the way it is? If your kids don’t do what you say and you’ve asked nicely more than once and they continue to “push your buttons” and “test your patience”, do you feel justified in your yelling? Or threatening? Your counting down? Your infliction of pain on their [...]

YOU’RE GONNA BE IN TROUBLE!

  This post is not the way I wanted to start off the New Year, but alas, I’m sure getting yelled at by his dad wasn’t the way the little boy I saw at the park wanted to start of his New Year’s either. In fact, I’m sure the Dad who was doing the yelling [...]

YOU’RE STUPID MOMMY! GO AWAY! YOU’RE YUCKY!

The subject of today’s blog is angry children saying and doing things that in turn anger their parents which in turn “makes” their parents say and do things that further anger or alienate their children in their well-intentioned effort to show them that they will not tolerate rude behavior. Not after all of the things [...]