“They’re learning about what love is based on how we talk about other people and how we serve people or if they hear us gossiping, being critical and self-centered. They’re learning from how we interact with our spouse, providing them their first example of what they think a normal marriage is.”
“You live each moment and emotion to its fullest. When you’re happy, you radiate joy. And when you’re sad, you’re not afraid to cry and let out your emotions.”
“Imagine you’re two. You have no idea how to regulate your emotions. You’re startled by something you don’t understand, and instead of being offered comfort, you’re told to ‘get over it.'”
Any effort toward being 100 percent consistent with boundaries, limits, and routines will seriously improve children’s behavior.