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Parent Well with the Meta-Moment


Emotions can hinder us or help us. They hinder us when they control us. One sideways glance can cause us to lose our cool with a teenager. One roll of the eyes can break our child’s trust. One angry outburst can undo a day of patience and control with a toddler. Whether you are on the receiving or delivering end, uncontrolled emotions can derail the best of intentions. On the other hand, when we are able to regulate our emotions using effective strategies, they can help us be more effective in everything we do; really enjoy being with our loved ones and respond better to children’s ups and downs. Effective emotional regulation is essential for success in all areas of life, but even more so to succeed in the hurly-burly of raising kids. Successful emotional regulation requires a toolbox of strategies and techniques that we can draw on when needed. The best tool I ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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