We Should Save Ourselves the Trouble

“Unsolicited advice always comes across as criticism.”  Dr. Paul Silvertri

So, maybe we ought to think twice before we dish it out. Or…

we can continue to do what we’ve always done.

When was the last time you looked forward to getting junk mail?

When was the last time you opened it?

advice

(To all my friends, family, and innocent bystanders, I will work on it in 2014.

Okay, so I’m a slow learner!)

2 thoughts on “We Should Save Ourselves the Trouble

  1. Pam, this is a great reminder! Thanks! (but please tell me it doesn’t apply to mothers and their children :))

  2. Haha. Very complicated question. Truth is when they are teenagers, all Mom advice goes in the junk mail stack, so you have to give it without them knowing you’re giving it. Best practicum I’ve ever had on this was Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. Fourth or Fifth CD (habit: Seek to understand before you seek to be understood) has a marvelous demonstration of how to be heard without giving advice. Have you listened to it?

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