/ Feb 06, 2019

Pay Attention


Remember your toddler who worked harder than a television commercial to capture every second of your attention? They wanted you to watch how high they could go on the swing at the playground, and if you weren’t going to watch that, they knew they could get your attention by leaping off that swing, right? Guess what, that same kid is now grown up and STILL wants your attention, so give it in a helpful way. Don’t focus only on achievements or behaviors. Instead, acknowledge their best attributes. Grades may come and go, but putting good into the world is forever.

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