Ebony Mom Politics

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I am interested in politics and current events. This blog provides me the forum to write about issues that we all face on a daily basis. We encourage feedback as we discuss issues in an intelligent, respectful way.

What political issue are you most passionate about?

How do you to teach your children the importance of civic duty?

What's a political issue you've changed your views on?

What is your best tip for not losing your temper with children?

Joni Hudson-Reynolds

The first thing to do is BREATHE and count to ten. This gives you a chance to calm down before you try to deal with the situation. Talk to your children in a calm voice. You can convey displeasure more effectively if you speak to them in a conversational tone. For older children tell them what they have done to upset you and then ask them what do you think Mom should do? For smaller children tell them what they have done and give them some time alone to think about it. Just try not to yell because that simply will upset you and them and nothing gets resolved.
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