Merry as the Starlit Sky · Parenting

3-4-1 Rule: Three Good for Each Bad

Christ Blessing th Children
Christ Blessing the Children ~ Nicolaes Maes (1632-1693)

I suppose some people are just a tad more melancholy than others.  My Hannah has a tendency toward the frustration and discontent created by that deep-set desire for perfection and that whole being 13 thing.   To help combat this we have created a new rule.   For each one thing she wants to complain about she must first list off three related things that are good.

It is so much more difficult to find fault with something when something when you have just taken the time and energy to think of what is worthwhile about it.  This is a new rule so I will update the results later but so far the results have been good.


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