Breathing is a powerful tool that can help us regulate our emotions and regain composure when we are experiencing intense feelings. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or upset with your kids, try taking deep, calming breaths before you react. Breathe in through your nose and out of your mouth, counting to three each time. You can even try closing your eyes, if that feels comfortable for you. By using your breath to slow down and take a moment before responding, you can have a healthier, more constructive interaction with your child.

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