Love is not an intention.
Too often we cover our backsides with intentions. We intend to love, so we tend to ignore the impact of our actions. For example:
“I am so sorry I got angry with you. It is just that I love you so much and I know that what you did will be bad for you. I just needed to get your attention right away.”
Hint, your child is not buying this.
A decision was made to replace love with anger. But, you may protest, that was not my intention! However, intentions are not safe guides unless they are ...