Monday, May 14, 2012

ABC's of Motherhood


K is for "kind words"


As mothers we have a lot of influence on our children, and a good part of that comes from the words we speak. 

For me it's not so much what I say as it is how I say it.  As the day wears on and my patience stretches and thins my tones get sharp.  Frequently words are said louder than they need to be. 

My children don't respond quicker or more positively when I speak that way, and what's even worse it makes my home a dreadful place to be--not a haven.

I've been making an effort to bite my tongue before I snap at my children, and to turn down the volume on my voice.  My children actually seem to listen better when I speak quietly.