"Smile when you are speaking"

~Creative Discipline~ By ~Creative Discipline~ 02.07.13

Solution for bickering children:  We were having issues with two (or more) of our children having a “negative tone” in their voice when they would speak to each other.  We tried various ways to correct this but the most effective method was one of the simplest: Make them smile.  I don’t mean entertain them with a clown or toys to brighten the mood. That doesn’t fix anything and only rewards negative behavior.  Tell them they must smile while talking to each other, or take it a step further and have them smile when speaking to ANYONE. 

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