You can send the wrong message by using words and phrase that sounds negative even if you don’t mean to be negative. It’s hard to make changes many of us have been talking however we please for our entire life and now all the sudden we have to think before we speak? Well, it might not like a pain in the ass but, you should have been doing it all along, so try.
When your speaking to your step children it’s important to never make their biomom or her home sound like a negative thing, even if it is. When my step daughter cries because she’s about to spend a weekend with her biomom I cheerfully remind her of how much fun they will have or ask her what’s something she likes to do with her mom. Once I get her talking and looking forward to something the transition is pretty easy for her.
Try thinking of some positive phrases you can incorporate into your conversations and share them below.