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How to Not Take It Personally: Just Analyze It

How to Not Take It Personally: Just Analyze It

Don’t take anything your child says or does personally.

This might sound impossible. But your child’s negative, immature, insulting, critical, and/or vulgar speech and unacceptable or hurtful behavior do not determine or affect who you are–as a parent or as a person.
Those things say a lot more about your child than about you. They say s/he is angry, doesn’t know a better way of talking, or is perhaps purposely trying to hurt your feelings or make you mad.

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