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Sunday, November 16, 2008

A New Tool

This morning Colette woke up on the wrong side of the bed and nothing was going to make her happy. I remembered how I used to use the technique of thinking about what I'm thankful for to feel better in stressful situations. So I asked Colette what she's thankful for. This was in the middle of her crying and whining about not getting something. At first she wouldn't answer, so I told her something I was thankful for. Then I asked her what she liked about the house. She said "the lights"...so I went from there, and had her telling me more and more what she was thankful for. By the end of the conversation she was all smiles! So I'll definitely try that again.

1 comment:

Karen said...

That's such a sweet lesson to teach your children! Great idea on that, Amber. I'll definitely have to keep that mode of lesson in mind when I have my own children someday. ;)