How Your Words Can Encourage Your Child

by | Dec 4, 2014 | Schools & Education

A bi-weekly column on Fredericksburg.Today by Elizabeth Colon, Above Grade Level Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia.

This is the time of year when things get crazy — when our patience is tested. But, this is also a great time to show our kids that we support them.

In this video blog, I explain how T-Square is a way to manage the way we speak to our kids. It’s all about the language we use. The first time a friend and mentor introduced me to T-Square, he suggested I put my husband’s name on the left hand side. That’s how I learned to apply his teaching.

Couldn’t we all use a little less, “What were you thinking?” and a little more, “You’re a great…….”

It is worth your effort to encourage the behavior you want to see.

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Talking to Your Child about Their Report Card

Tips to Prevent Homework Meltdowns

5 Tips for Taking the SAT

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