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“Every time someone says what they don’t want, it’s a poor expression of what they do want.”
– Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Compassionate Parenting Tip — Week 14

It is important to be specific about what you want from your child.

"Would you please pick up the game you left in the living room?" is specific and doable.

"Stop being such a slob" lets your child know what label you give his/her behavior. However, it doesn’t give the information s/he can use to specifically meet your needs for order.


Rather than label, blame or try to explain yourself over and over again, get clear about what you want and ask for help/support for making it happen.

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