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Book Warns Moms, Dads About Excessive ‘ParentSpeak’ Toward Kids

February 17, 2017
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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. (CBS) — “You’re okay.” “Say thank you.” “Be careful.” A book called “Parent Speak” questions the well-worn phrases that parents say to their kids. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez gets the author’s take on what you should be saying instead. So, what’s the harm in saying “Good job” to your kid? “Our children want to please us and ultimately you create a people pleaser,” says Jennifer Lehr. Also, she says, the generic phrase doesn’t explain to the child what was so good about what they did. “We use it to say so many different things. We use it to say, ‘Thank you,’ like if somebody clears the table.” Lehr, a mother of two, avoids other phrases, like, “You’re OK,”...

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