Dear Little Sister...Speak(avoiding summertime drama)
"Now go! I will help you speak and will teach you what to say."
Dear Little Sister,
IT'S SUMMER!! (Well, here in Texas it is haha!) And summer is a DRAMA FREE ZONE! This is a time to celebrate! So let's get all that drama out of the way so we can have a great summer with our loved ones!!
*BTW, your words matter! Let's get that part very fast. Anything you have to say is valuable and is worth being heard.*
What to Say-The Truth
Always tell the truth. It doesn't have to be said in a rude way! Just "Be honest AND kind." You can definitely do both! Saying the truth to people you love shows that you care enough to maintain their character, instead of just worrying about "if they like you." If you don't like them, at least it shows your character. Handle confrontation like a champion!!
When to say it-
There is always a time to voice your opinion. It may not feel fun, but we can all tell when that moment comes. And if not? Here's a tip!
If you are upset at your mom, maybe it's not the best idea to tell her in the morning as she's scrambling to get you and all the kids together for school. It may be better received after school when there is a quiet moment for you both to talk together calmly.