A Powerful communication tool
A really simple but effective strategy if you can remember to use it!
How can you communicate to your child that you are not happy in a way that they are more likely to listen without getting defensive or feeling that you are just nagging?
You-Statements communicate an accusatory tone whilst I-Statements demonstrate a willingness to take responsibility for one’s own perceptions and feelings without blaming your child directly.
Swop the word You for I.
The same concept applies to talking to your partner, colleagues at work etc.