Just read a thought-provoking blog post that I wanted to share.
It made me think not only in terms of general lifestyle, but in a more micro level in terms of interactions with my two kids. I’m afraid that one of the phrases they hear much too often is, “Hold on just a minute…” Or, “Wait a sec while I finish this.”
There’s nothing inherently wrong with either of these statements. In fact, this is part of how our kids learn impulse control and the ability to self-regulate their emotions. But, the writer’s post challenged me to think about how often my kids hear it–are they getting the message that this specific moment is really an inopportune moment or are they hearing it often enough that the message is really “other things come first”….
I’m going to pay attention and report back to you….