Our spunky 10-year-old daughter struggles with the tone of her voice when she's frustrated. Instead of immediately disciplining her for her sassy voice, we ask her if she wants a "re-do." If she accepts, she can try to repeat what she said in a calm, self-controlled voice. It allows her to hear the difference between a respectful and rude tone.
This article appeared in the October/November 2015 issue of Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2015 by Lisa Preuett. Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.
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