10 thoughts on “Do not punish the behavior you want to see

  1. Do you have a boy? Baby still, right?

    It’s hard for me to coax my son into honestly talking about feelings and stuff, or admitting mistakes – because it means I have to do that too. I’ve found myself making comments like this, and then realized it and apologized.

  2. Aaron Griffin Yes, my son is a little past 3 years old. I think we’re at a point where we’d say things like this, so I want to be conscious of not doing so.

    I’m lucky that I was raised as a “sensitive guy”, so I am usually pretty good about talking about feelings. I can only hope I pass that on.