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Parent Minute

Is your glass half empty—or full?

Posted on 10/11/2016 by Greg Yoder
Kristen wrote in to Parent Minute asking, “How do you help a child who’s always looking at the downside of things?” Many people who know me think I’m a little that way. Why? I almost ALWAYS look at the downside of things first. But, then I do everything possible to change it. It doesn’t always work, but I hate it when my expectations aren’t met. I would much rather have low expectations in a situation and have it end up better than the other way around. I typically want to know all the bad things that could happen so that I’m prepared. If your son or daughter is the same, guide them through it. If they set low expectations, help them exceed those expectations. When they do, celebrate it.
Suggested Reading: Philippians 4:8

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