19 Aug '11, 7am

Does It Hurt To Say “Okay”?: It’s only human. When we are criticised… we tend to take that defensive app...

we tend to take that defensive approach and start to DISAGREE. It is even more true when our children pass negative remarks on us. When our kids talk back… we are quick to judge it as being RUDE and DEFIANT. I remember how my mom would often stand to her defence with that common remark (literally translated as) :”I eat salt more than you eat rice” when I commented on her. Then she would get angry and refused to talk to me for days. [She meant that she has more life experience and I am not qualified to give her any word of advice. Noting that my mom is quick in taking comments sensitively, I have been cautious to pass any negative remarks on her all these years.] As a parent today… I am not spared from challenges and mini lectures or nagging reminders or talking back from our boys either. Especially when I have a soon turning 12 pre-teen, this trend is becoming common each ...

Full article: http://parentimes.com/?p=15097

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