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Email of the Day: What I Do When My Kids Start Screaming

By Dr. Laura on September, 20 2021
Email of the Day: What I Do When My Kids Start Screaming



I recently heard you talk about what to do when your kids are screaming or saying unkind things. This reminded me of a saying I use with my kids. I adopted it from my time as a waitress in high school and college.

 

When our managers would see us just hanging out, they’d say “If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean!” Since becoming a Mommy, I have modified this catchy phrase, and when I encounter screaming or unkind behavior from my kids, I say “If you’ve got time to scream, you’ve got time to clean!”

 

It works marvelously. And there’s always something to clean with two kids, a husband and a dog in the house.

 

Ashlee

What I Do When My Kids Start Screaming

 

 


 

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