Act Without Words.
At times the most effective thing to do is keep your mouth shut and act.
1) Let your kids know in advance what you are going to do.
2) Check that they understand by asking "What is your understanding of what I am going to do?"
3) Follow through by acting kindly and firmly wtihout saying a word.
For example, pull over if kids fight while you are driving. Read a book until they let you know they are ready.
Until the next tool.... and happy almost Summer!
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