We don’t expect a car to start unless the gas tank is filled, and we shouldn’t expect a child to function at her best if her “emotional tank” is running low. Here are the three things that fill a child’s emotional tank: eye contact, gentle touch, and undivided attention. (excerpt from Jan Hunt’s “22 Alternatives to Punishment”)
Have you filled your children’s emotional tank today? How did you do it?
Make a commitment to not have your kids running on empty and see how they operate on a full tank or at least half full … Let’s be reasonable.