SO. FUCKING. IMPORTANT.
Learning to speak to children in a constructive, positively reinforcing, non-abusive way (which was hard to unlearn due to my own abuse) is one of the most important things i have ever learned to do. It’s also dramatically changed how i speak with adults.
Yeah, I was gonna say, actually talk to EVERYONE this way.
I think most people were talked to in ways that are closer to the words on the left than the right and that stays with you your entire life. Adults are more adept at using reasoning and logic sometimes, but this is a learned behavior that we use to filter our basic, emotional responses which are often still very childlike, especially if you were treated poorly as a child.
Yeah, this. i got into an argument with someone earlier today by pointing out, essentially, that the words on the left are a bad idea to say to one’s significant other.
Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.
I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious!
when you wake up early in the morning and sit on the edge of your bed like
when the back of my neck gets tickled
walking out of a bathroom with no hand dryers like