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My 7-Year-Old Son Throws A Tantrum Over the Same Thing that Upsets Entrepreneurs. Let's Stop This! Every few months, it's the same throwdown.

By Jason Feifer Edited by Frances Dodds

This story appears in the March 2023 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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Every few months, my wife and I have the same battle with our son. There are tears. There's despair.

But recently, in the midst of one such skirmish, something occurred to me: Entrepreneurs often have this same battle…only, we have it with ourselves! And yet, it's entirely avoidable — or, at the very least, it's possible to move past it without tears — because there's a solution at hand. My son won't listen to me about this, but I hope you will.

Here's how it goes down with my son.

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