Because kids can be frustrating... just don't forget to say lots of positive things when you aren't frustrated... and don't be afraid to apologize.
Quoting Tinabrandt:I'm a perfectionist and my dad was.
You speak before you really think about what you are saying. When you feel frustrated or overwhelmed, take a breath and count to 10 think about what you are about to say and how it could affect the person you are speaking to. For example, you see a lone sock on the floor...... Is it worth yelling at child/adult or firmly ask them to pick it up. Tone of voice can make all the difference in how a message is conveyed. Never be afraid to apologize and admit you are not perfect. No human being is. Do not compensate the person past saying i am sorry i said that to you.
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