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Email of the Day: Adjusting My Outlook For The Better

By Dr. Laura on April, 20 2020
Email of the Day: Adjusting My Outlook For The Better
I started listening to you twenty years ago, and at that time you continually encouraged parents to catch their kids doing something "right."  We had two kids, so I drew up a sticker chart.
Every time I saw them being kind, loving, or compassionate to others in the household, they got a sticker.  We would gleefully paste those stickers on the chart, and at the end of the week, the prize was appropriate for what they had earned. The biggest prize was a cool flying toy from the Dollar Store.  The smallest prize was a sticker for their shirt that said, "I'm proud of you."

I didn't know this process would actually teach ME to catch them doing something right. I just thought it was a great way to take care of my children, but this project totally adjusted my outlook.  My children are so much the better for it as well - they're now 17 and 18 years old. 

Thank you for teaching me to catch people doing something right. It has been your greatest gift to me.

Betsy
 
To send me an email, drlaura@drlaura.com 💌
 

 

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