Middle School Posts

November 17, 2014

Why Parents Lose It with Their Kids

Happy Monday, everyone!   Can you believe this is the final week of school before Thanksgiving Break?  As each year passes, I become amazed at how quickly the time goes.

This time of year can be stressful as we feel ourselves pulled in many different directions.  And, unfortunately, when we feel stressed, we often take it out on those around us, the people we love most.  It’s times like this that we need to remember that when we lose our temper with our kids, there’s usually something else going on.  And it’s okay to come back later and apologize, letting our kids know this.  They know we are human, too.

Psychologist Madeline Levine, author of Teach Your Children Well, offers much helpful advice in that book, and part of why she is so effective is because she tells stories of her experiences with her own children, showing us that she, too, makes the typical parenting mistakes.

Take a few moments to click on the link below and watch her talk about “losing it” with your children – how to avoid it and how to understand it for what it is.  As we head out for Thanksgiving break, please take the time to take a step back and be truly thankful for your friends and, most importantly, your family.

Take care,




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