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5 Questions Smart People Ask Themselves Before They Speak

‘Am I adding to the panic or being a calming influence?’

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“Think before you speak,I told my 6-year-old son, Liam, earlier this week. I immediately regretted saying it as it’s often a generic phrase that parents give their kids when they say something rude, and I know I didn’t like hearing it when I was young. Regardless, I’m…




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