Lesson 9 In truth, you can't teach children to behave better by making them feel worse. So, be a part of the ‘Construction Team’ rather than the ‘Wrecking Crew’—especially at home with those most dear to you! Lead with love, kindness, and by example, building them up rather than tearing them down. Remember that we are always teaching our kids and they become what we are—so be a positive role model for them (in both word and deed)! PASS IT ON.
It's important to stay calm and use empathy when we talk to our kids. Sometimes, it's hard to know what to say instead. Here are some examples of how we "react" to our kids and some alternative responses to try instead