Jim Fay (Co-founder of Love and Logic with Foster W. Cline, M.D.) recently was reading one of his e-mails and came across this from Jen, a Love and Logic parent who has discovered this handy Love and Logic one-liner,”Aren’t you glad I don’t believe that!” Jim wanted to share this with everyone as he’s commited to helping as many families as possible!
Jen writes, “It’s especially effective when followed by a quick hug and a walk away. (Don’t stick around for a response.)
You might want to run an experiment at one of those times when you feel at a loss for words. “Aren’t you glad I don’t believe that?” serves as a quick and loving reply to lots of childhood favorite retorts, including, but not limited to:
“I can’t do that.”
“I’m just stupid.”
“I guess it’s always my fault.”
“I’m not going to be your friend anymore.”
“Nobody likes me.”
“It’s too hard.”
“I’m never going to…”
“You like her/him better than me.”
“I hate you!”
Share this with your friends. They will probably thank you for it, just as Jen has thanked Jim for the great one-liner.
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Picture is of Jim Fay courtesy of the love and logic website.
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