We’ve ALL been there.

Frustrated to our wit’s end, sometimes we marvel at how expertly our children push us to the breaking point, as though that is their only object in mind. Other times we remember: they are just kids. We would not expect the priorities and agendas of young (or not so young) children to always to match our own.

While being pulled and tugged in so many different directions, there are usually several moments in a day when we must choose to either let sanity snap, or to find some way to hold it all together.

Preferring the latter, I would love to have more ideas in my arsenal. So what works for you? Counting to ten? To twenty? To one hundred? Please share whatever effective strategies you have!

What are some positive ways you have found to manage frustration in the heat of the moment?


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