In follow-up to yesterdays post about the magic of connection for people to feel safe, a friend sent me an article with this little nugget of gold regarding being a safe place for your kids:
“Sit your kid down and tell them this, word for word: You can come and talk to me about anything and I promise you that I will not be mad at you. No matter what it is. I will not get mad. ” ~ Heather Armstrong
This is gold, of course.
If we can keep this promise to our kids, our spouses and friends, we will be the Holy Grail of safety to them. They will know they can come to us with anything, any circumstance, any screw up and we’ll be there for them. They’ll know they’re never alone, and that can be the difference between life or death.
But how in the world can you …