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.
Published by Gila Daman
Registered dietitian nutritionist who's learned you are more than what you eat—you are your thoughts. Certified yoga and Pilates instructor awakening hearts, as well as spines. Author of She Pooped, I'm Pooped: Motherhood Year One and First Comes Self-Love, Then Comes Marriage. View all posts by Gila Daman