News flash: Communicating with your daughter is about more than your words.
After something gets twisted, I’ll usually say some version of:
“I didn’t say that.”
I wonder how many men have used that defense?
Remember, it matters not only what you say to your little girl, it matters how you say it.
Matters to your wife too…
It’s a lesson we all need to learn about once a week.
Admit it, we want to do better and learn, but most of us have no idea what we are doing.
She does not reason in the ways that you do. Her language and comprehension are still very simple. Your tone of voice, facial expression, and body language all communicate more to your daughter at this age than your words.
-Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, Raising Girls