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One Small Step

There is a balance that needs to be struck between keeping our kids safe and teaching our kids to keep themselves safe -- between teaching them independence and encouraging them to use that independence.

Today I let my 8yr old walk to school alone.

I've a question for you all, particularly those of you with kids over the age of 6: How often do you lose your temper with your kids? I mean, how frequently do you totally lose your shit -- especially over something that's probably completely inconsequential in the long run? Do you store up and simmer over all the little things until that one thing more makes you snap?