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Stop Repeating Your Parents' Dysfunctional Patterns

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Carol Tuttle

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We love our parents. But we want to avoid their flaws.

This week's question comes from a mom who slips into "drill-sergeant mode" when her child resists homework—just like her own mom did. She wants to break the pattern, but still gets stuck. What to do?

Carol and Anne's questions and insights will help you break old cycles. (Plus, you get bonus ideas to peacefully motivate a resistant child.)

This week’s Parenting Practice

First, pay attention. Become aware of a parenting approach you don't like, but that you keep repeating. Put yourself in your child's shoes by asking yourself, "How would I have wanted my parent to respond?" Set an intention that you will have a new idea and follow the personal inspiration that comes.?

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