The Best Parenting Advice
On Keeping the Peace
“You can’t control your kids, but you can control your reaction to them. Sometimes. Taking a deep breath when you feel like
yelling might help. And when it doesn’t, don’t beat yourself up over it. They probably deserved it.” —KJ Dell’Antonia, editor of the Motherlode blog at the New York Times website
“Don’t have difficult conversations between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. That’s often the highest-stress time for families. Since my family shifted hard talks to later in the evening, we’ve bickered less.” —Bruce Feiler, author of The Secrets of Happy Families
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