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The trap we so often fall in to as parents... and partners (eek)

If you have spent anytime in the playground, you would have seen this kind of exchange a million times before. Child falls over and scrapes their knee, child appears to react disproportionately (i.e. screams as if knee cap has been smashed into a thousand pieces rather than the superficial scratch the parent observes), and the parent rushes over and tells the child to stop crying. If you could read the parent's mind, they might be thinking 'it wasn't that bad', 'why is my chi