This post was written for inclusion in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by Prenatal to Parenting. This week our participants have written about using positive language with others. We hope you enjoy this week’s posts and consider joining us next week when we share about a week of unplugging.
This week's exercise was about watching our language and I suppose tone. We were asked to focus on the language we use, specifically to focus on positive ways to say something, vs. the negative. Our brains process information in images. So when you say “don’t stand on the chair” your child imagines himself standing on a chair. The week started out well, but we were lost in a few distractions related to our children's health, hence I might not have been as focused on the language and tone as I would have liked.
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
Tips for making the Positive Comments outweigh the negative in your child’s day - Sarah from Prenatal to Parenting shares a startling stat and asks for your help in changing the numbers.
How to talk to your kids – Amy from The Connection We Share discovers the power of using positive language with your kids.
Watch Your Words - Amber from Strocel.com feels better about her parenting when she’s using more positive language.
Watch Your Language! -Lolly from My Journey Home is attempting to communicate positively with her teen.