Staying in Control when Things are Out of Control

by Rita Brhel on July 11, 2011

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“When I’m calm, I have no trouble responding patiently, but the problem is that my child’s tantrums jangle my nerves and I lose control of myself!”

Israeli parenting educator Shoshana Hayman hears parents say this over and over. They might be talking about their five-year-old son who is whining because we wants them to buy him the toy he sees on the shelf in the store, their 10-year-old son who is complaining because he claims it was his brother who made the mess that he now has to clean, or their 15-year-old daughter who criticizes the family rules. Parents often feel stretched to the limits of their patience because of these daily minor confrontations. Read more on The Attached Family online magazine at http://theattachedfamily.com/membersonly/?p=2797

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Rita Brhel (110 Posts)

Rita Brhel is the Publications Coordinator for Attachment Parenting International and Editor of Attached Family magazine. She is also an API Resource Leader and a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at Hastings, Nebraska, USA, where she lives with her husband and three children.


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