THINK

I was reminded of this great acronym earlier this week when I saw it hanging on a friend’s refrigerator.

THINK

T: Is it truthful?
H: Is it helpful?
I: Is it inspiring?
N: Is it necessary?
K: Is it kind?

Have you used this with your children?  I need to work on this with my kids this summer.

Any other brilliant acronyms you can share with us?

Happy Friday,

Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Kayla
    May 17, 2013

    I use part of that with my kids. Is it kind, necessary, or helpful? Especially use it with my "right fighter" who is always tattling and being in other people's business.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      May 17, 2013

      Ahhh….the tattling problem. Karen gave a good acronym for that!

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  2. dumplings4all
    May 17, 2013

    I saw this on pinterest last week for the first time and have been using it with my oldest (almost 6 yrs). While taking time in her room to think about what she had done wrong last week she told me she didn't know how to think. This has helped her to focus in. I was considering even using it as some written work when working through discipline/heart issues with her. LOVE it!

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      May 17, 2013

      I'm going to have Sunshine make a poster of this and hang it up for awhile. We need to work on it!

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  3. Sarah
    May 17, 2013

    QTIP

    Q-Quit
    T-Taking
    I-It
    P-Personally

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      May 17, 2013

      I need to remember that one for myself 🙂

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  4. Karen
    May 17, 2013

    BBBB: The rules for when to tell an adult.

    Does it involve breathing?
    Does it involve something broken?
    Does it involve bleeding?
    Does it involve bullying?

    If yes to any of the above, TELL an adult.

    If no, then it's tattling for the purpose of getting someone else in trouble. Don't bother.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      May 17, 2013

      Nice! I've never heard that one.

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  5. Laura
    May 17, 2013

    Oh my goodness…that is exactly how Little Man looks whenever he has a big story to share. I can even hear his voice in my head. Give him a hug from Aunt Laura.

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    1. Lisa Qualls
      May 17, 2013

      As always, he cracks us up. I'll give him a hug from you.

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    2. Russ
      May 17, 2013

      Does it sound very high pitched? 🙂

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      1. Lisa Qualls
        May 17, 2013

        Ha! You know, we're still working on the "big boy voice."

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        1. Emily
          May 17, 2013

          Hahahaha!!

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  6. Katie Szotkiewicz Patel
    May 17, 2013

    love this….gonna do this this summer as well. lots o time with all of us together. all. day. every. day…;>

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  7. Sally Lowry
    May 17, 2013

    H.A.L.T (hungry, angry, lonely, tired). Helps me stop and assess with my foster child when she doesn’t seem quite right.

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  8. Lisa Qualls
    May 17, 2013

    We're going to MT the following Wednesday. I hope you have a great trip.

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  9. Saney
    May 22, 2013

    PRAY

    Praise
    Repent
    Ask
    Yippee (he has heard, rejoice!)

    APTAT (John Piper's Acroymn when facing difficulty)
    Admit I can do nothing
    Pray
    Trust in a specific promise of God
    Act in reliance in God
    Thank God

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  10. Saney
    May 24, 2013

    OHIO

    Only
    Handle
    It
    Once

    It is to help with things like after drying yourself with a towel, put the towel right back on the rack so you don't have to handle it again or pick it up off the floor. Or, when taking milk out of the fridge to pour on your cerael, OHIO it and instead of setting it on the counter (to have to put away later) put it right back in the fridge.

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