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What to say when your kid says “It’s not FAIR!”

Posted by Samantha on August 2, 2011 in Boundaries, Consequences, Parenting Dilemmas

I’ve noticed that our culture has become averse to letting children – and adults – experience the consequences of their actions. But it’s essential to let children experience the true consequences of their actions if they’re to become mature, emotionally healthy human beings. Things get easier when we’re honest about the fact that letting children […]

 
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Anger is a signal

Posted by Samantha on July 18, 2011 in Anger, Boundaries

Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to. Harriet Lerner, American psychologist and author (b. 1944)   I love this way of understanding anger. I’ve learned to listen to my anger.  And now I’m learning what to do with it once I’ve spotted that it’s there. Sometimes it’s a signal that I need to […]

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