Parents: How to Turn a Negative Into a Positive Teaching Moment! by Gail Harris
As the wallpaper for his iPod, my son chose a photo of an overweight man being arrested who wore a shirt that said, “This really sucks.” He thought it was hilarious. I knew it had to go, but what a great teaching moment! A chance to say that behind the joke was negativity.
I didn’t say how he was being fed bad thoughts about life – one more gloomy message from adults who should know better. That all the small choices he makes adds up and colors his life. He changed the pic to a dorky donkey that made us both smile. He was happy and I was glad to be his mom.