To Say or Not to Say

I feel like word choice for talking to your little ones is one of the most important things...and most influential things we do every day.

But, instead of telling them what NOT to do, I like to tell them what TO do. Its hard at first; I say a lot of things like: don't kick your brother, don't dump your water on the floor, don't do every other crazy thing you do...but its so much better to say things like: do use your legs to run around with your brother, do drink your water its a better choice, and do the crazy things that I can live with...

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Ann said...

i totally agree-i feel like i'm constantly saying, 'don't' to lucy. i've been trying to use 'do' instead, but it's hard! i just keep practicing! thanks for the reminder.