10Think before you speak

It’s fairly natural for you to end up saying something that you regret later. If anything, doing so is just what you have to avoid. For this reason you ought to take a few moments to collect your thoughts and refrain from saying anything at all during this time.

While you’re at it, give your child the same space to collect themselves, this way you avoid hurting others or being hurt by something said in the heat of the moment.

No matter what you’re angry about, it’s necessary for you to listen to yourself and check what you say in front of your children. This is the sort of example you wish to set for your little ones. Listen to what you’re saying – if this isn’t the sort of thing you want others to say to you, refrain from saying it completely.

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