Are You Overcritical?
"Your hair is a mess." "Why can't you do better in school?" "Do you ever watch where you're going? Are you constantly criticizing your children to the point where even you're beginning to wonder if you're too hard on them? By now you've likely heard the notion of choosing your battles. However, when you're caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it may seem as if you're always confronted with a new battle. The truth of the matter is it's never too late to change. Before you even open your mouth, put yourself in your child's shoes. Think about how you would feel if someone were saying these things to you. More than likely, you probably cringe just imagining it.