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Why Parents Need to Stop Saying "You're Making Me..."

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Carol Tuttle

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One little phrase can cause more problems than you realize.

"You're making me worried. You're making me tired. You're making me mad. You're making me crazy. You're making me angry." Have you ever said one of those? The phrase "You're making me..." sets up you and your child for long-term issues.

In this episode, Carol and Anne show why that phrase is so damaging and give you helpful replacements to create even better outcomes.

This week’s Parenting Practice

Notice the times when you think or say the phrase, "You're making me..." Using the tips in this episode, change how you say it, to get a more successful response.

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