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I get many public and private comments and I collected some sentences that I think set the wrong tone, get the other person defensive and don’t start a constructive conversation. I’d avoid them, not just with kids, but with everyone, because raising respectful people starts from BEING respectful people.⁣
You don’t know what you’re talking about > I see what you mean! I think…⁣

Don’t worry, it’s just... > That must be hard! Can I help? ⁣

I don’t agree > I understand. The way I see it is… / In my personal experience…⁣

Can’t you just…? > Have you tried…?⁣

That’s not normal! > What worries you?⁣

What are you saying? > I might be wrong, but I think…⁣

Can you think of more?⁣