10 Tips to Polish Up Your Parenting Prowess

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6. Contemplate Your Actions and Reactions

As a parent, you're sometimes forced to act quickly and think on our feet. If you ever find yourself in that situation, remember to thoughtfully consider the situation and your reaction later. ("If given the chance, would I have said or done it another way?") Thinking about your actions will help prepare you for the next time a similar situation occurs.