Ep. 245 – When Misunderstandings Lead to Meltdowns
March 13, 2023
In the special segment “Why Is My Kid Crying?” Shanna and Laura share the things that have caused their little ones to melt down recently, including carelessly chosen words, frozen yogurt memories and more. They dissect the reasons behind the huge emotions, discuss how they handled the situations and explore how they might have done things differently. Also, Laura talks about feeling pressure to make big decisions about her four-year-old’s preschool, and Shanna reports on how she had to push through a busy week of parenting despite feeling very sick. Finally, they share their BFPs and BFNs for the week. Shanna’s kids are 4 and 7 years old, and Laura’s kids are 4 years old and 2 years old.
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