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We all lose our shit with our kids sometimes.

This doesn’t make us bad parents; it’s just part of life with little ones. But when our explosions become habitual, when we’re losing it on a regular basis, then it’s a problem. It’s a problem because it increases the stress levels in our home, weakens our relationships with our children, and to top it all off, it rarely solves any issue.

No matter how often they happen, parental meltdowns don’t feel good. While there’s a lot of advice out there about how to stop losing it with our children, there’s very little information about what to do after the inevitable freak-out has occurred. As it will.

Read the full article and more of my thoughts over on Offspring – Lifehacker.