Say This Not That: When One Sibling Is Mean

Say This:

My son is acting out for a reason. His behavior is not acceptable, but I can handle the situation.

Not This:

I can’t believe he is being mean AGAIN!!  I’ve asked him to stop doing that FIVE TIMES!


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When you recognize there is a reason for the behavior, you’ll stay calmer and be able to handle the situation more effectively.

When you focus on the behavior, you will get more upset, which will make your child more upset and more likely to misbehave. [/expand]