When hurt, we often cover it with anger and seek to hurt back. The hurting back can start with words, but all too soon can escalate.
Emotional Fitness Tip
If you must speak use feedback.
Teens delight in arguing. It marks their growing ability to think critically. Good except when the try to involve parents in a Gotcha War. Then, silence on the parent’s part is golden. You can add more gold by raising your eyebrows in surprise.
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This post was somewhat inspired by this WordPress Daily Prompt Drawing a Blank – When was the last time you walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.
One of mine is “If you want it done your way, you do it.” Said most often when a certain person in my life starts telling me how to do stuff. What is your close the conversation favorite
Said most often when a certain person in my life starts telling me how to do stuff. What is your close-the-conversation favorite line./
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LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- The five components of emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)
- About Emotional Fitness Training (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents (amazon.com)