Try finding clutch phrases that have a whole lot of meaning behind them. Your children will not want to hear the same instructions or lectures over and over again. The Pritchards have a few I’ve adopted. One such phrase is, “Make it easy for the person in charge.” This has a whole slew of training behind it. The phrase packs a ton of meaning because of what has been instilled, but to take your kid someplace and be able to say that one phrase rather than give all of the instruction over and over again is a great reminder. Another phrase they have is, “That’s interesting, tell me more.” This is a phrase that comes out when they hear their kids say something that make their hearts sink a little bit. Another is, “I love you, and we’re going to get through this.” One of our phrases is, “Loving words, loving hands, loving actions.” Again, there’s meaning behind this that is being instilled, but it triggers what we’re trying to train into our kids. Try to find some that might fit what you are teaching.
Day #113 Tip – Clutch Phrases
April 22, 2012 by 1 Comment