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Have you ever heard yourself say to your hurt or upset child something along the lines of “Don’t Cry! You’re okay. Up you get. You’re fine.”  Have you tried to distract your child or make them laugh when they are really having a hard time? I have, especially to my son. Hmm. I wonder why?…

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From the desk of the Politeness Investigation Unit – Scene of the crime: My kitchen, 11:30am February 4, 2015 Crime Report: It was a cold day. No different than any other winter day I’d seen before, but I get a sense, on this particular day, there might be some trouble brewing. I scan the room,…

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Parents do well if they can. All parents. It depends on awareness, education, resources and past conditioning. If nothing much changes from generation to generation, most parents will parent similar to how their parents did. In this regard, I have come to understand no one really is to blame. Blaming my parents for my pain…

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