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Positive Language

Positive Language

Recently I saw this posted on FaceBook:


One FB reader responded to this post by writing, “Hmmm. Sometimes no words are needed. If in public hold child sideways around their middle (so feet and arms can’t wack you) and calmly walk out and go home. Child quickly learns after this is done several times that this behavior means going home without the fun or the goodies. (Best advice a pediatric doctor gave me). Even if it means leaving a cart full of groceries in the store.”

Another reader said it applies to toddlers and the elderly!

I said I think some of these may apply to us ALL!

Ask Me Any Day

  • How may I help you?
  • Are you okay?
  • Why are you feeling sad (angry – hurt – upset – etc.)?
  • Can you tell me what happened?
  • Do you need a hug?

photo of boy hugging his mom


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We’re never too young or too old to be treated with compassion. I ALWAYS need a hug!!

The ROCKITMAMA.COM post suggested this positive language might “tame a temper tantrum.”

I suggest it might avoid one, too. And – regardless of the age –  it might help avoid hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and callous attitudes.

I will try always to use positive language in the face of agitation.

How about you?

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

See ya tomorrow.


Comments on: "Positive Language" (6)

  1. Sometimes a child in a tantrum is beyond words – we need to wait for it to subside

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  2. Very practical and effective!

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  3. Way back when my kids were too big to pick up and take out of the store, but I have been known to leave grocery carts full of groceries pulled discretely to the side of the aisle and walk out with kids and go home. Tantrums only work when someone responds. Hard not to do, though, eh?

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    • Yes, fortunately I only remember a couple of them. My son would lie face down in the cereal aisle and cry desperately when I wouldn’t buy the pure sugar cereal he wanted. I’d just go to the next aisle and let him get it out of his system. 54 years ago you could do that without worrying about some crazy abducting your child!


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