The words exit your mouth before you even have time to consider them. You’re under pressure, you’re running late, you’ve been attentive and doting 79 times that day and the 80th time got your goat. And now, well, you really regret saying them.
First, breathe. We’re all just doing our best. But, for the next time, we thought it would be helpful to be reminded of those over-played parenting phrases that really don’t help the situation…and what to say instead.