Phrase of the Day

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13 Nov: German Phrase of the Day! Are you finished?

Do you know that show Say Yes to the Dress? They always ask the question, “Are you saying ‘Yes’ to the dress,” knowing full well that the bride-to-be is going to say, “Yes.” Asking my boys, “Are you finished,” is kind of like that–but about school! They love being able to tell me they are done with school for the day, so I always like to ask, “Are you finished?,” and I get a resounding, “Yes!” back. Tell me… what do your kids want to do FIRST when they finish their school work?

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10 Nov: Chinese Mandarin Phrase of the Day! Please get ready to go.

Getting ready to go can be an event in and of itself! You feel me, Mom?! If I rush Nolan with getting ready, he will just race out of the house without shoes on. Getting completely ready and out the door can be too much for his brain to process. He just doesn’t think about it! One time we went on a trip a couple hours from home, and when we arrived and got out of the car, we realized he had no shoes with him. We had to go to the store to buy him shoes! Ha! Do your kids do something similar? Tell me I am not alone!

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07 Nov: Spanish Phrase of the Day! You’re such a good girl (boy).

An affirming parent does wonders to a child’s emotions, right?! Although my boys can drive me crazy at times, at the end of the day, I am so thankful I get to be their mom. I want to speak love and positivity into their life and using the phrase, “You’re such a good boy,” is a great place to end our week of giving compliments. What was your favorite compliment from this week?

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06 Nov: German Phrase of the Day! You always do such a good job.

Nolan is the most adorable guy. He will yell out super detailed compliments when we’re leaving a restaurant, which is funny cause he’s so quiet. Like, he’ll say to the hostess at the Original Pancake House on our way out, “Thank you! You made the best pancakes with strawberries on top!” I just love how he appreciates things, down to the very last detail. (And how he tells the hostess.) Use, “You always do such a good job,” the next time you notice a job well done with your kids, friends, or… local hostess! 😉

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04 Nov: French Phrase of the Day! You are so nice.

I think it’s important to feature good behavior, so making sure they are getting attention for good things is important to me. Even the simplest thing of being just overall nice to each other during a regular school day is something to be celebrated! Have your kids practice, “You are so nice,” to each other during your morning school time today!
Tell me… what’s something sweet and small your child did that made your day better?

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03 Nov: Japanese Phrase of the Day! You are a great singer.

Okay, no one will ever be telling me, “You are a great singer,” because that is definitely not a talent I was born with! Ha! Currently the only person who likes me to sing is my baby, which is totally fine by me. Him and I get to have our special singing time together… until his ears mature! How about you? Can you carry a tune or are you betting in the back of the choir? Haha! Use this phrase the time you can honestly say, “You are a great singer.”