In Laughology’s FLIP It Thinking model, the L stands for Language. This includes:
With whole families confined to their homes for a while, the language that we use is going to be really important in helping us to cope and be resilient. There are going to be times when adults and children use negative words, raise their voices, slump and frown – and that’s okay. We’re all human!
However, if we can all be a bit more aware of the times when we are being negative, we can rethink and FLIP our words and actions into positives. Here’s how:
When things are tricky, children and adults can easily slip into the habit of using the 3 Ps. Permanent, personal and pervasive words. By listening out for these, in yourself and your kids, you can chat through the language that was used and what could have been said instead.