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Instead of being immediately judgemental of your child's behavior, we need to participate and look with clarity. Discard all preconceived notions.
Example: If a child throws the spaghetti plate on the floor, you might be angry, but if you look at his real intention of doing so, maybe curious to see how the splatter looks on the floor, you might respond a bit differently.
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