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How to Help Your Child Get Over the Past

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Carol Tuttle

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Has your child ever gotten stuck in the past?

Maybe they're still upset about something you did. Or they can't seem to let go of a past event or embarrassment. Whatever it is, you know they'd be better off by processing it and letting it go—but they won't.

In this episode, Carol and Anne share tips to help children process the past. A few simple words from you can improve your relationship, whether your child is 7 or 27. 

This week’s Parenting Practice

This week, validate your child's feelings, whether they're 2 or 32 years old. Restate what you heard, or ask them to share more. It may be tempting to add your opinion, correction, or advice—but just stop at validation. See what resolves itself as your children know their feelings are heard.

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