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Finding Patience When You Need it Most


By R.J. Jackson

We've all been in stressful situations that often catch us off guard and make us feel instantly out of control. And if you have kids, it's probably a daily occurrence. It's moments like these that test our ability to be calm, compassionate and patient. Here are stories about real women who learned to be patient during trying times and are the better for it.

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Being a mother of three young boys, I have learned that patience is a tool I use most. A lot of moms use specific techniques that may last for a short time but I believe parenting needs more creativity. I think if you pretend tons of people are watching you, you learn to be more patient than ever, and you create a fix for the problem at hand. It may be just hugging your son at that moment, or changing the subject, or singing a silly song really loud. With patience, you are able to think of a quick fix. I have heard the saying, "Dance like no one is watching." My saying is, "Parent like everyone is watching."
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