As a parent, this one speaks to meâ€”and also makes me question myself. I curse a lot, but never in front of my kids. I am a hypochondriac, but try not to be in front of my kids. I’m politically angry, but I try and explain what’s going on in the world to my kids without that tone.
However, when my kids make me angryâ€”really angryâ€”I wish I held my tongue better. I don’t curse or degrade. I certainly don’t smack or spank. But I have been known to yell, and later on I almost always think, “Why did you do that? Why?”