Today, they posted below on their Facebook page. What a timely reminder. I need to remind myself to encourage my children. I'm guilty of having a sharp tongue and using it on the boys. This morning, I got cranky myself while coaching them.
Encouraging Children Who Have Made Poor Choices
We all make inappropriate choices. The last thing we need is a lecture. Focus on encouraging children to solve their own problems. Some examples include:
You almost did it. You were so close. Try again. You just need some practice.
I am confidant you will think of another way to handle this.
You'll figure out a way to be helpful. I know you. Inside, you don't like to be hurtful.
That's a rough spot you are in, but I know you can work it out. Let me know if you need help.
Oops! We all make mistakes. What could you do now that would be helpful?
You can do it.
As always, we wish you well!