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Monthly Archive: January 2017

The Right Way to Speak to Children

Parentspeak is about compliance. …. Rather than teaching them to communicate and problem solve, we are essentially teaching them to obey.  (from Parentspeak by Jennifer Lehr)

You betcha we are. It keeps everyone safe and life ticking over smoothly. I thought that after witnessing all the recent silliness, excuse me, trauma, of the snowflakes in universities and the workplace, we would have learned some lessons. I thought that by now we would be sick of lectures from these 20-year-old toddlers who expect to have their feelings protected. And that supposedly rational adults would see the mistake of making all conversations with children about problem solving and communication and their feelings. (more…)