16 Interesting Habits Babies Inherit From Their Mothers

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How To Resolve Conflict

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How did your parents handle disagreements with each other or with you? Did they get mad? Sullen? Did they storm off? Did they stay and fight it out? How did they cool off? Did they count to ten or did they need to be alone? Whatever a kid sees at home becomes the bar with which they measure their own reactions. For example, if your parents get into passionate screaming matches over money or dole out the passive-aggressive silent treatment when someone forgets to change the toilet paper roll, you will learn this habit of how to deal with conflict in your own relationships.

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