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As parents, we are almost constantly saddled with various repairs, clean-ups, re-workings, and resettings for our children. In fact, we get so used to being the ones to restore order and serenity in times of trouble, that we can become a bit trigger-happy with fixes. We can get two-thirds of the way into a great solution before we even notice that no one is yet interested in “working it out”. We can even get ourselves into quite a tizzy if our kids won’t “chill out” long enough for us to fix the problem(s) making them suffer.
We tend to think that fixing the problem is the best choice we can make for our kids. We believe this is how to help them feel better when they are “upset about the problem”. We parents can even wind up fixated on adjusting the circumstances of our kids’ lives (whatever they may be at…
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