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Things to Stop Saying to your Kids and What to Say Instead

by lifehack.org

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April 4, 2014

Things to Stop Saying to your Kids and What to Say Instead

The words we say have more meaning than we know. What if small changes in the phrases we use with our kids could change their meaning entirely? lifehack.org put together this list of 5 Things to Stop Saying to Kids and What to Say Instead

And then they put together a second list of phrases that could be improved.

This is list by no means comprehensive, so tell us... 

What are other phrases you find yourself using with your kids that you'd like to find a replacement for? 

 

Related topics: Development, Fear, Jackie, Parenting

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These are all great places to start. We've been trying to valid feelings at our house, because no one can tell you how you feel. I find myself frustrated in the endless crying fit and wanting it to stop, so we give an amount of time that they can continue (this is for the 6 year old who didn't want to go to her room when we got home, and she was wailing and screaming for most of the ride home). She had 5 more minutes to do it, and then she needed to be respectful of others and be quiet. I let her cry (I hated being told to stop crying when I was little) and have her say, but also helped her understand that there were limits on her exasperated attempt to get out of trouble by causing more issues,

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Interesting perspective....I had not thought about a few of these. Although 'Good boy!' is what I say to my dogs so I certainly would not think of saying that to my kids!

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