As a teacher, guidance Counsellor, mom and gramma, I have learned that actions speak louder than words. One of my daughter’s first word was ‘no.’ It shocked me but also taught me to be careful of my words and actions. When I said no, I had a lot of emotions attached to it.
This morning, on LinkedIn, I was reminded of the caution about our actions. Robert Fulgrum quoted, “Don’t worry that your children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”
As a workshop facilitator I taught educators to teach students with the thought that students listen to your body and tone more than your words. 90% of our message is in our body language and our tone of voice. Only 10% of our message is our words.
Therefore, today, watch your body language and tone of voice not only as educators but also as parents and leaders.