A trick to help siblings get along this summer.


“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

The Buddha


I have six kids.

Two are boys.

And they are all boy.

They fight.

Sometimes for fun, sometimes not so much.

One more thing? They’re dirty.



Well, most of the time.

This, however. THIS is for certain.

When those boys of mine decide it’s “fun” to poke fun, fight, or be just.down.right.mean; there’s this thing we do.



I sit my little boys down and have them write 10 things they love about each other.



Then, they read the list to each other.

“I like his smile. I like the way he laughs. I like how he plays basketball. I like how he dresses…”

“I like his skin color. I like his missing tooth.”

The silly list goes on and on.




And it does– what sweet words always seem to do.


Words make everything better.



From one momma of boys to another,





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