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The Manager In My Home And The 5 Words That Changed Everything

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 07.30.2015 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

I relish the fact that even when presented with the messiest tangles, the ones that look like they might have to be cut away, there is hope... there is growth... there are new beginnings if I loosen my grip a little and keep on trying.

How To Change Someone's Story

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

It doesn't take much to change someone's story. In fact, I've discovered six seconds will do.

The Important Thing About Yelling

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

My child would not have learned this empathetic response if I had remained a yeller. Because yelling shuts down the communication; it severs the bond; it causes people to separate -- instead of come closer.

6 Words You Should Say Today

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

Very rarely does one sentence have immediate impact on me. Very rarely does one sentence change the way I interact with my family. But this one did.