For every “NO!” how often do you encourage?
So much of our family conversation seems tainted by critique or correction. Maybe it's because so much of our discussion centers around giving instructions.
Do these sound familiar?
Dad: "How is homework coming along? Did you do it WELL?"
Mom: "For how long did you brush your teeth?"
Kid: "Why do you ask me again and again?"
Mom: "Didn't you know a mom is a spy?! Besides, too often I find your toothbrush dry!"
Great homes share exchanges like these. They also include more...