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How to Stop Blowing Up at Every Little Thing

Three exercises to help you choose thoughtfulness over rage

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MyMy son and I were having breakfast, and he did something two-year-olds often do: He spilled his milk. Before the liquid even flowed off the table and dripped onto the floor, I verbally lost my temper in a way I’m ashamed of. And my reaction petrified him.




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