Children are a joy, but also a frustration.  When your day has gone well, they are a source of joy, but when your day has been awful they can get on your nerves and make you crazy.  When they've had a bad day, you go beyond crazy - you may be ready to throw in the towel!  But children don't come with a money-back-guarantee.  When these times occur, what can you do?

Take a break, step back and assess the situation, then try following these suggestions:

Show your love.

Listen when your children talk.

Make your children feel safe.

Provide order in their lives.

Praise your children.

Criticize the behavior, not the child.

Be consistent.

Spend time with your children.

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