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Some kids act impulsively when things don't go their way. Others will escalate their emotional response to the point that this is 'the worst thing ever'. Parents can show kids that there is a better way to respond to negative situations.
One of the jobs of parents is to help kids tap into their capacity to be kind, to be helpful and to be generous to others.
Getting on the same page with young people is a challenge for many parents. Often they’ll listen to their friends, and even their friends’ parents, before they listen to their own parents.
I heard a great story recently that reflected some very smart parenting.