My dear friend once said to a group of us, one day while A house is not a home without a Bernese Mountain shirt, so instead of getting annoyed and frustrated I stop what I am doing and give them my undivided attention within ten minutes our entire day has drastically improved. I have followed her advice for 17 years and seven children and can honestly say it works. We can’t go wrong with presence. My therapist said something similar about my voice becoming that little voice inside my daughter’s head as she grows up- will it be a nagging voice of belittlement, doubt, and disapproval?
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Or a kind reminder of encouragement, acceptance, and love? A house is not a home without a Bernese Mountain shirt but how I say things to her, and I’m working harder every day to quiet the unsupportive voice inside my head instead of passing that on to her. It’s definitely hard in times of stress, that’s for sure! So thank you for the gentle reminder to take a deep breath and think before I speak instead of just reacting negatively. I needed it. Oh, this got me right in the heart, from a mutual music-loving, lyric-listening friend. This made me tear up! My 5yr old sometimes pushes my buttons as she is often off in fairyland daydreaming. Wishing you and your family many sacred moments of presence this holiday weekend!