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When a fight breaks out between you and your teenager at homeâ€¦ whatâ€™s the focus of your anger?
When tensions run high, youâ€™re probably focused on a couple things:Â The problem youâ€™re arguing aboutâ€¦ and the behaviors in your teen that need to change.Â Hey, these are important considerations, but Iâ€™d like to challenge you to add one more focus.Â Next time youâ€™re in a fight, think about your role in the conflict.
Step away from the heat of the battle and reflect.Â Ask yourself:Â Have I done anything to ignite this issue?Â Is there something I need to correct in my own behavior before correcting my teen?
Itâ€™s a convicting question.Â It takes two people to engage in battle.Â So make sure youâ€™ve searched your contributionâ€¦ before you lash out at your kids.
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