Most parents worry about the dangers of secondhand smoke. But few consider the dangers of secondhand stress. If you make yourself miserable to do a special favor for your child, he might enjoy it. But if he senses your negative feelings, he might come to share them.
...it would be
better for us and for our kids if we made fewer outings, got involved in
fewer activities, took more breaks away from the kids, did whatever we
could to get more help around the house, and make parental sanity a
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