To celebrate Mother's Day, we asked Moms to share their best pieces of parenting advice. We'll be sharing them over the next few months.
This is from Jordana, the mother of two young children. There is a quote, "The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." This quote really stuck with me. Sometimes, I'm tired. Sometimes, I'm short tempered. Sometimes, I really need to finish a work email and one of the kids wants to "help" and deletes the whole thing. And sometimes I snap or use an annoyed tone. As soon as I hear that I try to check myself. Because I don't want my kids to ever talk to themselves like that. So, when I hear myself sound anything but loving and supportive, I try again.
Thank you, Jordana!
'Mama Knows Best' Toddler Tip: Listen To Your Inner Voice was originally published on May 13, 2014. Modifications to style, arrangement, and linked sources were made on December 14, 2015.