Sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. It can have the power to turn a stressful situation into an opportunity for joy and connection. If you feel yourself losing control, try to look for an opportunity to turn the situation into a silly moment where you can bond with your kids.

Maybe you’ve had a really hard day at work, or your kids have been pushing your buttons all day long. Your patience is lacking, and even the little things seem to be getting to you. Maybe they have been making a mess with their toys even after you asked them to clean up. Instead of yelling at them for not listening, play with them! Then, work together to clean up, using this moment as an opportunity for teaching.

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