Review :

This is the sort of book I think I need to just always be reading. On a loop. Things I took away this time were to connect first, to remember that if there isn't a connection, any attempts to correct will be futile. Also remembering that just as I have hard days where my attitude is less than ideal, so do my kids. My job is to help them recognize those triggers, figure out how to minimize the negativity and refocus. And the final big takeaway- while it might feel ridiculous to be creative in efforts to redirect, not overexplain and to connect instead of just putting a kid in time out (or something similar), in the end, that's not how things get better. I'm sure I'll retain more on my next read through, but this was exactly what I needed right now. Now to find the energy to use what I've learned....

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