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 friends.
Your 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.”
~Taken from Bless You Mom E-Book~