When I think about all of the phrases, anecdotes, and sayings about the power of the spoken word I am reminded of how I changed my way of communicating with children upon learning Play Therapy principles.
I realize that using Play Therapy based language is a learned and practiced skill that requires time and effort, so I thought it would be helpful to share ten commonly used phrases parents say to their kids.
But when the Sun and Moon are at right angles to each other (during the Moon’s first and last quarter, or when it appears half-full), you get the lowest high tides and the highest low tides, known as Neap Tides.
In fact, if you’re meticulous, you can measure the water level over a long period of time, and can see not only the high tides and the low tides, but also where the Spring Tides and Neap Tides occur.
So, you can say “Walk, please” instead of “No running”. Children are programmed to question, analyze and wonder about situations.