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Originally Posted by kathymuggle View Post

Deep breaths.  Can you remove yourself from the situation?  I find that when my DD is pushing my buttons, leaving the room even for a few minutes gives us both a chance to centre ourselves.  Sometimes that is all it takes, and sometimes the issue still needs to be addressed, but we can do it from a calmer place.


I agree it is an interesting and rewarding age - with lots of room for growth of both parent and child - but it is not always easy.





Yes.....also learning when a response is needed, and when it isn't, has been very helpful.  Don't quite have it mastered, but I'm working on it.