What Moms Say Vs. What Kids Hear—post and podcast!

parent-child communication

This week I’m over at Bonbon Break (a mom site I adore!) offering a “Communication Guide” for all those times when you wonder if you actually speak the same language as your kids. You can either read the post, or . . .  wait for it . . . LISTEN TO THE PODCAST, my first-ever one! Woohoo! To hear the dulcet sounds of my voice (I’m kidding about the dulcet part—am I the only person who feels totally weird hearing herself speak?!), you have a few options, listed at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

What Moms Say Vs. What Kids Hear

Moms say: “The answer is no.”

Kids hear: “You should ask me again 18 times.”

Moms say: “Please stop making that noise.”

Kids hear: “That is my favorite noise ever. I’d like to hear it 500 more times.”

Moms say: “I’m going to take a shower now.”

Kids hear: “This would be a fantastic time for you to crack open the bathroom door with your eyes squeezed shut and ask me life-or-death questions like. . .”

To read the rest of the article, click here.

To hear the podcast, you can: 

listen right here from LizzyLife, by clicking on this fancy player doodad:

Or you can:

listen on STITCHER.

listen on iTunes.

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