Use Your Words

IMG_1654There’s a popular phrase amongst parents of preschool and elementary aged children: “Use your words”, they say, when their child is moody, whining, or struggling to express their juvenile needs or worries.  This simple phrase sends somewhat of an electric shock to the brain of the child which almost always results in the kid quickly straightening up and attempting to verbalize their emotions.

After having somewhat of an unpleasant confrontation with a fellow co-worker involving her rolling her eyes and me exiting the room, I had a thought:

What if adults coined the phrased “Use your words” when dealing with other adults?

Why is this lesson only good for elementary aged children, when adults are the ones that struggle the most with communicating their needs and wants?

What if the physical emotion that we were acting out quickly turned to words filled with less emotion but more truth?

 

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