Have you ever jumped into conclusion without finding out the truth? I believed that many of us are guilty of this. When a younger child cried, we assumed that the older one bullied him. Many a times, we only believe what we see now instead of listening to any explanation or investigate what exactly happened. This is not “healthy” in a family. Therefore, I have been reminding myself to do these:
- Seek before jumping into conclusion;
- Listen before scolding;
- Ask before blaming;
- Pause before blurting out hurtful words;
SLAP! I didn’t mean to literally slap myself awake, but rather to “slap” myself before I say or do anything that I will regret later.
PS: I conceptualised SLAP to make myself a better parent. It wasn’t derived from any book.