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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What goes around, comes around (eventually, maybe, if the stars all align)

Someone posted this link to facebook, and I said that it is a good reminder for interacting with teens as well. Then I started adapting this list for teens. However, upon further thought, I think that this list works for all ages and not just for raising children.

Would it hurt any of us to "talk less, ask more, and wait" when interacting with anyone, even other adults? It would probably benefit all of us who are in relationships to do so.

Or what about "Give undivided attention; don't just occupy the same space?" We'd all benefit from more of that.

"Take the other's perspective" and "Change the way you see behavior" is all about assuming positive intent. I really think many of us give more benefit to friends than to our family and loved ones, but still, the world would be a better place if we didn't look upon each other so judgmentally and were more willing to walk a mile in another's shoes.

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