Language to Normalize
You might be asking, "What's the best way to normalize this kind of language with your kids?" Our answer? Model it! These are all things that kids AND adults should be comfortable saying. Exhibiting this language for your kids might look like...
👉🏾"I won’t let you throw your food on the floor. You can put it here in this bowl if you don’t want it.”
👉🏽”Wow I’m feeling really overwhelmed. I need to step into the other room to take some deep breaths before I can talk to you about what just happened.”
👉🏼"How can you try asking that in a different way?”
👉🏿"Let’s work together to clean up your toys today."