4 Tips to Help You Stop Playing the Blame Game! by Kelli Porcaro

7 years ago

4 Tips to Help You Stop Playing the Blame Game!

Have you ever noticed how much and how often we blame others for our circumstances – and how much we criticize others in the process? According to Chase Mielke, a school teacher, “Our society fails to take ownership for personal circumstances.” At the risk of blaming “blame” on survival, it seems that blaming has become a learned pattern of behavior that we use when we feel threatened. It’s become a way that we protect ourselves. So what’s the answer? Here’s some help!

  • Catch yourself in the act of blaming.
  • Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings when you are about to blame someone or something.
  • Choose to accept responsibility.
  • Pay attention to how you model accepting responsibility for your choices with your kids.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Elisa Schmitz
Amen, Kelli Schulte! So many people do this, and our kids are being raised to do the same. It's time to stand up and take responsibility so we can stop blaming (and hurting) each other (and ourselves)!

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