The simplicity of my day to day.
|Prompt two Specific times of difficult communication.
Gee where to start? So may times there must have been when I’d said to myself “ I could have handled that better!”
We’ve all been there, because we were never trained in effectual communication or conflict resolution. That is for today’s generation, we never heard those words or even the concept of ‘conflict resolution.’
I suppose most of those times were when I was bringing up children, how I wish I had the knowledge that is around these days. Most of the time if a kid disobeyed, a clip around the ear would be the way to resolve it. “My way or the highway”
It doesn’t make me feel good about that, and when I see a small child being admonished I think to myself “ they just need a hug”
I tried hard to be a good grandmother and now I’m an even better great grandmother. Of course I’m not the tired young mother of three kids under four any more!
Teenagers are the worst though, I tried to be a good role model and communicator, but I’m not going to beat myself up about the times I wasn’t.
Now I’m really good at getting the best out of people, I’m assertive without being aggressive and try very hard to see everyone’s point of view without giving in to my needs.