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5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Earthquakes

Maybe you’ve experienced a scenario like this before:

After knocking yourself out to plan a special event for you and your children to enjoy in a fun and meaningful way, they’re not responding quite as you had hoped. Instead of cooperating, expressing gratitude, and looking on with wide-eyed interest as you guide them through this much anticipated experience, they are either whiny and disinterested, or hyper and fighting about who gets to go first, stand next to mommy, use the blue spatula, sit by the window, etc. Finally, after what feels like an eternity of holding your breath, you lose it, and the whole thing deflates like a balloon.

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