I?m continually impressed by how much I learn from my kids. Parenting, second maybe only to marriage, has a way of revealing my “growth” areas. Most recently, I?ve been reminded that the words I chose drastically affect how my message will be received. It doesn?t matter if I?m right or not, a harsh tone will most often bring about a harsh response and create a bigger problem. A gentle tone is much more likely to produce the desired result. It reminds me of the truth of Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”.
Here?s a video that I thought illustrates this idea beautifully. Enjoy!