Quotation by Nancy Samalin

The skill of acknowledgment applies to feelings—not to misbehavior. When a child is using the living-room wall as a mural for his Magic Markers, empathy is not in order—clear limits are. This is not the time to say, "You wish you could use Magic Marker on the walls." This is the time to state firmly, "Markers are to be used only on paper."
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