Words weigh enormously. They are crazy bullets if we shoot them without aiming. But they can be light bulbs that light up if we choose and use them carefully.
How many times do you read a message before sending it? Do you ever double check the words you use in a comment before posting it? Do you ever wonder if there is a better word, a better sentence, a better message, a better attitude?
My husband, when doing housework, always says: measure twice, cut once; measure twice, drill once…
Maybe parents should start measuring twice and speak once. I bet a lot of great conversations would arise then. Ps. Head to my stories for Montessori in 15!