When a child does something wrong, I have learned that it is better to say they are doing something bad instead of they are bad. In a similar vein, I recently decided while working in the baby room that when a baby is fussing, I will say/think, “that baby is fussing,” instead of “that baby is fussy.” That way, I don’t associate the fussiness with the baby’s character or personality, rather acknowledge that they need something and are therefore fussing.
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Author of The Roadmap Ends Here: Entering Adulthood, First Comes Self-Love, Then Comes Marriage, and She Pooped, I'm Pooped!: Motherhood Year One. This blog is dedicated to helping you cultivate happiness and attain inner peace. View all posts by Gila Daman