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Leaving the Playground Peacefully: Empathizing Your Way to Easier Transitions and Conflict Free Exits

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Leaving the Playground Peacefully: Empathizing Your Way to Easier Transitions and Conflict Free Exits

When your child’s personal agenda does not match your own, it can be challenging. This is a daily (sometimes hourly) challenge that we all have to face, regardless of parenting style. It becomes even more difficult to stay true to yourself, and not allow the perceived judgements of others to influence our actions, when these moments happen in public, and even worse when they happen in front of other parents (gasp!). Because although we are all facing similar challenges, in the moment when your child won’t leave the playground, you feel as though your child is the only one who...

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