Posted by: coachingparents | February 7, 2009

Choose Words Thoughtfully and Deliberately


How often have you said something to your child that you wish  you could take back? 

Though hard to admit, it has happened to  every single mother on the planet.  Many of us have a habit of   speaking before we think and then later regretting words that  we  can’t take back. Most likely, you’ve experienced this in  your own  life with your partner, your family and your  friendsYour words  have the power to hurt or to heal.  With  intention, you can learn  to pause, collect your thoughts and  communicate in a kind, calm  and deliberate manner.  While  you’re contemplating more effective  ways to communicate with  others, why not use kind and deliberate  thoughts towards  yourself?

TODAY instead of saying what you  don’t want your  child to do, experiment by saying what you do  want him to do.  For example, instead of telling your child not to  run inside,  instead ask him to please walk.  Instead of saying,  “don’t  pull the dog’s tail,” try saying “please touch the dog   gently.”  While you could declare “don’t throw your food on  the  floor,” instead try “please keep your food on the table.”  

This  type of deliberate, positive communication elicits  cooperation  from your child.  It also feels really good to  deliberately focus  on what is possible!

Harmony Rose West

To bless a mom is to acknowledge the boundless good within her and wish her everlasting happiness from the deepest wellspring of your  heart.


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