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Instead of saying: “Look at you, you're such a good girl. You cleaned up all the paint by yourself.”
Try saying: “You cleaned up the paint all by yourself! That was a big task. Thank you very much. That was helpful.”
Child hears: I am helpful. I am capable. I can tackle big projects and see them through to the end. I am appreciated.
Instead of saying: “I like it when you clean up the books.”
Try saying: “You cleaned up the books all by yourself. Thank you. I appreciate it.”
Child hears: I can make valuable contributions to our group.
Instead of saying: “Good job!”
Try saying: “You did it! You must be proud of yourself.”
Child hears: I am capable. I can take pride in what I do.
Instead of saying: “You drew a beautiful picture.”
Try saying: “You have worked hard. Tell me about your favorite part.”
Child hears: My opinions are valuable
Instead of saying: “I love your dress (hair, shirt, etc).”
Try saying: “You picked out your clothes today.”
Child hears: I can make choices.
Instead of saying: “You slept through the night (ate all your food, etc), what a good baby you are.”
Try saying: “I love you.”
Child hears: I am loved, and it’s not based on my behavior or biological drives.
Instead of saying: “You have a stinky diaper, let’s change you.”
Try saying: “You have poop in your diaper, you will feel better once you have a fresh diaper on.”
Child hears: My body and my biological drives are o.k. and not something to be judged, but something to be respected.
Instead of saying: "Stop screaming.”
Try saying: “You are screaming. You are feeling strongly right now. Do you want my help?”
Child hears: My feelings and needs are valid and important. I can meet my needs and seek help if necessary.
Instead of saying: “Stop crying.”
Try saying: “You are crying. You are feeling (identify the emotion). Do you want my help?”
Child hears: My emotions are valid and important. I can regulate my emotions and seek help to soothe myself if I need to.
Instead of saying: “Good boy/girl!”
Try saying: “Thank you for…”
Child hears: My worth does not depend on my behavior or others opinions of me. I am appreciated when I contribute to “the team.”
exoticwild:

Fight Club is a fucking phenomenal film

exoticwild:

Fight Club is a fucking phenomenal film

littlegeekyfanart:

Pony-bonanza! Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Applejack! Lets see if we can find any Bronies here on tumblr! :D

Little Geeky Fan Art

thebsdboys:

Other animals enjoy the scent of flowers for the same reason humans do: the chemicals which plants use to attract bees and other pollen-carriers induces an extremely mild aphrodesiac effect, unnoticable in creatures the size of a human, but pleasant nonetheless. In smaller animals such as this fox, it induces a pleasant sense of well-being, among other minor effects. This fox is tripping balls right now. Good for you, fox.

thebsdboys:

Other animals enjoy the scent of flowers for the same reason humans do: the chemicals which plants use to attract bees and other pollen-carriers induces an extremely mild aphrodesiac effect, unnoticable in creatures the size of a human, but pleasant nonetheless. In smaller animals such as this fox, it induces a pleasant sense of well-being, among other minor effects. This fox is tripping balls right now. Good for you, fox.