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Patience: Soul Fevers

I once read a parenting book,┬áSimplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne. It talked about how kids can get “soul fevers,” basically an emotion fever similar to a physical fever. We all know what a fever is and how to treat it, but what we sometimes don’t think about is that there are times when things just aren’t right. It’s that way for our kids. They may be having an off day and they don’t understand it or know how to get past it. A lot of times, they may have been feeling sad or confused or neglected, and they just need some attention. The book said to drop the hurried pace and just sit and cuddle the kid.

I can say from personal experience that this has been a very beneficial tip for our family. Sometimes nothing else matters except the fact that we love each other.

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