I looked around and did research to see if an organization or group existed that promoted adults speaking kindly to children and I couldn't find one. I know right? It seems like such an important issue and yet I couldn't find anything. So I decided to do something about it.
We have created a campaign to promote speaking kindly to children. It really is SO easy in a moment of frustration to say something we don't mean, use words that hurt, or to use a tone of anger rather than instruction and our reason for this campaign is simply to help all of us who interact with children in big or small ways, to remember that the way we speak matters. So to do this we've created a website and a pledge that you can take and then print, just to be a reminder to think before we react and to remember that children believe what they hear and the we need to help them believe they are GOOD. It's so simple. But I really believe this has the opportunity to bless a lot of children's and families lives.
But, my gosh, that's so hard. In no way to I want to come across as being the mega mom who always talks kindly. I'm not. My 3 year old is wearing me down to the ground the past few weeks and I've lost my cool. Many times. But I am trying. And we're learning with our 3 yr old how much he would shuts down when we get angry and on the flip side how much better he acts and communicates when we speak patiently with him.
Whether you are a parent or not, chances are you have some interaction with children or know someone who does. PLEASE come take the pledge and share it with your friends and family. We are going to be pumping this message out as much as we can because we believe so strongly in the power of nice words and uplifting rather than bringing down, even in moments of discipline or teaching.
Please, please, please, check us out on our website with the link below, find us on FB with Through a Child's Ears, and also on Pinterest and Instagram with Through a Child's Ears!
Now go take the pledge and spread the word!! Please. :)
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