Maybe this will sound sanctimonious, but it's intended to provide perspective. I never have the urge to hit, and I really have never raised my voice at my six year old. That anger just is not within me. I credit my parents - who never hit or yelled either. I know my mom had the anger inside of her as a result of her childhood, but she was able to break the cycle of hitting and yelling. Maybe it will help to consider that if you can grit your teeth and remain calm in the heat of the moment, your children will have a better chance of being naturally calm when they become parents.
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7/8/13 at 12:04pm