I recently read an article by a mom who felt she was constantly correcting her kids throughout the day. So she tried a strategy. At the beginning of the day she placed three rubber bands on her left wrist. Each time she said kind and complementary words to her kids, she move one rubber band to her right wrist. This way she knew by the end of the day that she had said at least three positive messages to her children.
When she first started, she had to try hard to find three encouraging things to say throughout the day. But soon it became easy. Her whole perspective changed as she went through the day looking for goodness.
Let’s move some rubber bands!