Ecclesiastes 10:12-13 12 Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious,but fools are consumed by their own lips.
13 At the beginning their words are folly;at the end they are wicked madness
Right now in the Willis household a certain 12 yr old almost 13 yr old girl is learning about words that aren't thought out and gracious are very foolish. While I will not tell her she is a fool....I will tell her that thinking and weighing your words before you speak them will keep her from saying foolish things that will cause arguments that are unnecessary and could have been avoided had the time been taken to think about words, attitudes and actions.
Think about WHAT you saying and HOW you saying it and WHY you are saying it. Are you saying something to someone else (your brother) that is meant to hurt or irritate? If it is, then don't say it at all. That's the lesson in our house this week.
There are so many ways to turn a situation into good by simply looking at the motive behind what you are saying. And then if your motivation is incorrect, change it. It's that simple.
The joys of raising a soon to be teenager daughter....And I mean that in all seriousness. Boys really are different from girls....We have one teenage boy who made it through to adulthood with only one year of grounding in his sophomore year.....we have one more teenage boy who is almost ready to launch into adulthood....we've got a couple more years with him.
And we've got about 6 more years with our soon to be teenage daughter! This is a house that is going to anticipate the good times and all of the training and teaching that will take place when the times threaten to not be so good. We won't have uncontrollable attitudes here. And we won't have monthly issues! We are learning how to take our attitudes that aren't positive and turn them around before they have the opportunity to turn into something!!
Don't miss a teaching opportunity with your kids! There are so many life lessons that you can teach them if you'll just stop and take the time instead of just simply telling them to "cut it out".
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