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Controlling Your Temper

No Scream '15

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Cat Greenleaf

I turned to my oldest son, Primo, and asked what he'd think if I made a New Year's resolution -- which I never do -- not to scream at him and his brother all year long. He told me he thought it'd be very difficult for me. Maybe I should take it one day at a time. He's 5.

How I Learned To Stay Still

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 11.08.2013 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

She wants me to meet her ferocity. I usually do. Tonight, I surrender. With all of my might, I stay still. Then slowly -- magically -- she softens. The crying stops. Her body gives. She turns on her side towards me, I hold her. She exhales -- sweaty and empty -- and sleeps.

Wins And Losses

Steve Wiens | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Steve Wiens

Getting louder than your kids is just teaching them that yelling is how you solve problems around here. I know this. And clapping your hands really loudly probably should be reserved for the dog. I know this, too.