In the ‘Mum Song’ how many orders do you count ?
I make it seventy-three. And the Mum Song is only three minutes long!
And that’s not counting the criticisms and the questions.
Anita Renfroe’s exaggeration is glorious.
If we were to record our morning serenade would we hear a similar monologue?
Anita demands her child to hear what she’s saying.
Children don’t hear us when they don’t feel heard.
What‘s the morning song in your house?
What might it be like listening to you?
Is it working?
What would you prefer to do differently?
What would be more helpful to create the atmosphere you desire?
“To listen to someone, to take respectful turns discussing the issue until you reach an unforseeable, good agreement is to dignify you both, to keep you both thinking clearly and acting responsibly.”
Kline Nancy, ‘Time to Think’ Cassell Illustrated, 1999, London, p. 235