Parents' patience for their kids can be incredible. And other times, when it feels like kids are purposefully misbehaving, it's easy to get frustrated and react in a way that you don't actually want to react. The holiday season can be a particularly trying time. So what can you do? Sometimes, a simple change in mindset can make all the difference. When we assume good will on behalf of our kids (and partners) our attitude changes from one of self-righteous anger into one of cooperation, which benefits everyone.