Jonesing is one word with uncomfortable origins: It's believed to come from from Great Jones Alley in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, frequented by drug addicts. Sometimes the origins of a word are reason enough to choose a synonym to use instead! What's your favorite synonym for jonesing?
Words definitely matter. Here are a few ways how: * "I" statements (vs "you") can lesson defensiveness and prompt the other person to really hear you. Be heard! * BUT negates everything you've alresdy said. Keep people feeling whole. * precision is important and word choice can change -- enhance -- someone's abilty to relate #thesaurus * words matter to kids -- and you can use yours to build confident, happy, healthy kids. Notice how empty "Great job" can be, instead of praising the specific behaviour. #parentingtips Watch your words today. Stop and wonder if there isn't a better one to use to more accurately and compassionately get your thoughts across. #saywhatyoumean