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This ones' not just for children, we adults can model using "I" statements too! They pave the way for honest communication and creative problem solving.
Here are some examples of how "I" statements can be used to reframe emotions and clearly articulate feelings.
- "I feel excited before we go to the pool."
- "I feel sad when you go to work and I have a babysitter."
- "I feel left out when my friends have a playdate and I can't go."
- "I feel peaceful when we color together."
You and your child might be surprised by how powerful it feels to use "I" statements! Share with a friend and let us know what you think.