Goodness in the Hurry

“Hurry up! Brush your teeth! We’re going to be late!” “How many times have I told you to put your shoes on already?!” “Don’t make me come up there!” It’s the daily loop that plays on repeat in my house. There are a few moments of Zen scattered throughout the day, mostly when my children are sleeping, but for the most part I walk around shouting commands, enforcing timeouts, and wondering if anything I’m doing really counts. I read something once that said for every negative comment you give your child you should give them four specific positive comments to go along with it. I’ll