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Talk to the chair


I heard a great story recently that reflected some very smart parenting.   Communications guru Michael Grinder in a presentation told of a time when a teenager came home later than expected from a party.   His mother was worried sick.   She was also exhausted so she went to bed.   But not before she left a chair covered by a blanket by the front door.   On arrival home the teenage son received the shock of his life, as he thought his mother was asleep on the chair. He soon realised that his mum was NOT under the blanket but it was a visual reminder of how worried his mother was.   The next morning the chair with the blanket was still in front of the door, a stark reminder of the worry and consternation that the boy’s lack of punctuality caused his mum.   Mother and son revisited the chair and the situation after ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)


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