Think Before You Speak

Conserve your words. It takes many, many kind words to erase one careless, negative remark. Try to put a positive spin on everything you say to your child, or anyone for that matter.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

October 23, 20070 found this helpful

Thank you for saying that! I have been in a bad mood all day, and I needed a POSITIVE reminder to get me on the right track.

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October 24, 20070 found this helpful

Good observation, very true.

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October 26, 20070 found this helpful

And it's very hard to write in a kind voice! I am plain spoken, but not mean spirited, so it sometimes comes out sounding like I'm mad, which is why I try to add a smiley face after my advice. I'm a nice elder and have lots of friends and children who love me. I try to be as kind as I can but believe in getting to the point if I can help anyone with my many years of experience and many experiences over the years, good and bad. lol

Being more of a no-nonsense person doesn't help the other folks, so I try to slow myself down and be as gentle as possible. The Holy Scriptures say, "No man can tame the tongue.", but I believe God knows we women need help with it even more. lol : )

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