Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Broken Glass, Fragile Hearts
Your kids will make mistakes, hey, maybe they'll even be careless and reckless. How you respond is *crucial*. An angry or impatient response only teaches a child you are not to be trusted or safe when they find themselves in trouble, in a situation-even of their own making-they don't know how to get out of, or have made a mistake they can't fix alone.
Be gracious. Help them figure out solutions, how to manage consequences and failures, with out condemnation. Accidents happen.
Broken glass is replaceable, a heart isn't.