Have you ever had the below conversation with your children?
You know that I love you. That will never change. But, I have been noticing some things that I feel we need to review.
This is a hanger.
You use it to hang your shirts and pants on to stay neat.
This is a clothes hamper.
You pick up your dirty socks and other clothing items and deposit them here.
This is a book bag.
You need to return your books and homework in here.
This is the kitchen sink.
Your dirty plate and cup from the after-practice-late-night snack you enjoyed need to be deposited here.
This is the closet.
Your coat can hang nicely on this peg.
This is a hug.
You can give to me anytime you please.
I do believe I’ve taught you these things.
Now please, my eighteen year old, practice it. (Nodding commences)
Good, because this is a grounding-on-hold in case you need reminding.