This is the best advice on how to be happy, criticize less, and reduce anger with your children. Get rid of the piles of toys and clothes and only keep what you truly need. You will be amazed at how much easier it is to keep order when you own less. Flylady.com is a great website to get you started de-cluttering your life. Also declutter your schedule. Children need to be involved in activities to grow their talents, but do we really need to be the president of the PTA? Simplify. Life will be so much sweeter!