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The Hold Your Tongue for Three Seconds Rule

You rarely regret what you don’t say

Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

The older my daughter gets, the more I realize it’s what I don’t say that’s most effective.

It’s noon on Saturday. My daughter wants me to drive her 40 minutes to go shopping with friends, and then return a few hours later to pick her up. I’ve already spent two hours this morning carting her back and…

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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.