It’s important to be understanding of how your kids feel–even when you don’t get it. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it over something that seems so minor. Here's how to recognize their feelings.
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It’s important to be understanding – even when you don’t get where you child is coming from. As parents, we have all been in the situation where we don’t understand why our child is losing it