Say What You Mean

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Communication is such a complicated thing. Mostly because we often don't say what we mean. We say what we think others want to hear. We say one thing and hope people hear something else. We say what we don't mean and get angry when people don't hear what we do mean. What's needed is clarity. Every relationship needs clear communication, but nowhere is that as important as in parenting. Children are not sophisiticated communicators. They need us to be clear with them. Writer and mother Tina Howard makes this observation in her latest piece about communicating with her young daughter.

“Mommy, will you play with me?”
“In a minute.”

“Mommy, can we go to the park?”
“Maybe later.”

These answers often roll off my tongue without much thought behind them. But when I stop and consider what I’m really thinking, I realize it is usually not what I am saying. Read More.

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