The Mommy Record Player: What Do You Say Umpteen Times Per Day?

Featured BlogHer Network Post

Editor's Note: Do you ever feel like you say the same thing, everyday, over and over and over? Like a broken record, you repeat yourself and repeat yourself and repeat yourself -- and it seems like your kids never get it! So frustrating! Katie at Intentionally Katie shares why these repeated things -- or as she calls them, Mommy Mantras -- may not be a bad thing. So what are your Mommy Mantras? -Jenna

My Mommy Mantras:

Having a quick, consistent phrase like, "Treat others how you want to be treated," instead of saying that same concept in a dozen different ways throughout the week, well, it just creates a more stable mantra that repeats in your child's head when you're not around.

"You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." Translation: life's not fair, get over it. This settles disputes from "He's sitting where I want to sit!" to "She got more than I did!!!"

Mommy Record Player
Credit: c_emery.

Read more from My Mommy Mantras at Intentionally Katie


In order to comment on, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.