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Comments

I LOVE this post! It came in my mail box right on time. I’ve been losing my patience with my girls in the past couple of weeks, they started fighting more (since the younger one turned 4 and is more opinionated).
Just now I feel like I’m losing my patience when my 4 year old keeps crying over everything this morning (from not having her favorite spoon, trough spilled beads to not having the TV show she wanted).
I would love a written summary/short article on this issue. The example of fighting in the car over doll bathing suit sounds taken from my life.
Could you please write an article or post a cheat sheet summarizing this post?

Rina | 9:12 am, October 7, 2010 | Link

 

Ohhhhhh just in time!  Finally, someone has a suggestion for what to do AFTER I melt down!  I love the idea of a take-over.  I almost never yell.  I am a very quiet type and can usually manage to think before I react.  But when I do lose control and yell (or even scream, as happened last Tuesday night), you have given me something actually useful and constructive to do, besides the obvious apology.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  This will help me and my 3 and 4 year old boys very much.

Elizabeth S. | 5:49 pm, October 11, 2010 | Link

 

I LOVE this post! It came in my mail box right on
time. I’ve been losing my patience with my girls in
the past couple of weeks, they started fighting
more (since the younger one turned 4 and is more
opinionated).
Just now I feel like I’m losing my patience when
my 4 year old keeps crying over everything this
morning (from not having her favorite spoon,
trough spilled beads to not having the TV show she
wanted).
I would love a written summary/short article on
this issue. The example of fighting in the car over
doll bathing suit sounds taken from my life.
Could you please write an article or post a cheat
sheet summarizing this post?

شات صوتي | 8:31 am, May 26, 2012 | Link

 

yeesss gooood

دردشة صوتية | 8:33 am, May 26, 2012 | Link

 
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