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Ever butt heads with the people you live with? Most likely you don’t see eye-to-eye with each member of your family on every issue… especially if you live with teenagers!
Well, since conflict is a given, why not be prepared for it? It means you need to pre-meditate those moments …and prepare your response. Before the tension rises, choose how you’ll handle arguments… and make sure your motivations are in the right place.
Are you ruling with an iron fist just because you like to be right? Then, plan more time to talk about the issue later… after tempers have cooled. And most importantly… forgive!
When conflict comes… be prepared. You can turn that spat into something positive for your teen!
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