Hello friends! I hope your week is shaping up to be a good one.
Last night, after tucking two cranky kids in bed, it hit me like a ton of bricks that June isn’t even over yet. Wow… that means there’s a lot of summer left with my two kiddos.
I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but my schedule shifts so much when the kids are on break that I have to get ridiculously creative just to get my stuff done.
Here are two of my new rules:
1) “We had a great day, but I need you to retire to your own rooms at 8:00 p.m… sharp.”
2) “If you tell me you’re bored, I have a list of things to remedy that problem!”
Oh please tell me I’m not the only one having to lay down boundaries before the summer is half over! You see if I don’t do it now, I’m setting myself up to lose my cool. And that won’t be good for anyone.
As parents, we have to be so careful about the words we choose to say to our kids. Words carry great power… good or bad.
But you know what else?
We have to be careful about the tone we use to deliver those words. It’s equally as important.
They both matter.
That is the exact topic I am discussing at CWAHM today and I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments. To illustrate my point, I’m sharing a heartbreaking story about a time I watched parents verbally berate their 5-year-old son… in public. I could see this sweet boy’s physical presence melt. His joy drained. His heart broke.
And I honestly don’t think his parents had a clue.
If our goal is to raise Godly kids, we need to understand the importance of not only our words… but our tone, too. It’s certainly made me take a second look at mine.
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