Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Frustration Cycle

So often I react.  Instead of responding, I react to the situation.  That happened today.  One child hurt the other.  I scolded the aggressor, which wasn't wrong, but I did it in the wrong tone of voice.  I noticed the one that got hurt saw my frustration and began to get frustrated.  

I knew I needed to use a nicer tone, firm, but not frustrated.  I needed to set the example of forgiveness and gentleness when wronged.  I know it is ok to have emotion.  I don't like seeing any of my children hurt.  But, my reaction needs to be different.

I wonder how often we react to things instead of respond.  Something to think about....

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