“What to Say to Little Kids Instead of ‘Say Sorry'”

“Children love the word “sorry,” Shumaker explains, as it magically lets them off the hook. “It’s a little like teaching kids to be hit-and-run drivers,” she writes. The problem with the “sorry” solution is that many young children—say, preschool age—haven’t reached a stage of moral development to actually feel sorry, so parents are missing a key opportunity to teach real empathy.” quoted from the linked article below by Michelle Woo for Lifehacker.

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/what-to-say-to-little-kids-instead-of-say-sorry-1819288365?fbclid=IwAR3KLDMPS5MylhPqr0jk4I0NUtge7uDh0BIZTmPLD6bg3FH5yBdHQNDQ78A

This kind of reminds of vehicle drivers who pull out in front of pedestrians that have the right of way at intersections and the drivers that seem to think that smiling and waving justifies their illegal act just like kids and adults who say they are sorry, but don’t really mean it demonstrated by the fact keep on doing what they want regardless of the impact on others because they can get away with it with a word, smile, or wave.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 30, 2019

 

The Birth and Realization of a Vision

When I moved to Toronto in my early thirties, this highly sensitive, traumatized small town (Wallaceburg) girl began reading the Toronto Star avidly and my heart cracked a little more every weekend. Struck by how much work needed to be done to make the world a better place for everyone and as someone who abhors seeing anyone get hurt or go without, I could not sit idly by. At first, I did little bits here and there, but most importantly the spark for what is now called “Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle” ignited in my heart and mind.

The journey has been long. Fraught with challenges I never dreamed of to the point that several times I have considered giving up, but seeing and sharing some of the social media posts I do, such as those today, continue to fan the once dying embers.

Thankfully, things are all finally coming together, enabling me in 2020 to devote my efforts full time to the quest of raising the standard of living and quality of life of all people by doing all I can to add value to everyone’s life by working to establish respect as a global principle. For this reason, today my heart is shouting Amen because I know God is making the vision he put in my heart many years ago a reality for me and everyone!

Stay tuned!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 28, 2019

“Why Do People Mistake Narcissism For High Self Esteem?”

If not right away, time will reveal the truth: a narcissist’s perspective is, “It’s all about me at any cost to anyone else.”

Linked article by Scott Barry Kaufman for Scientific American on Pocket

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-do-people-mistake-narcissism-for-high-self-esteem?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 28, 2019

December 25th, 2019 to January 1st, 2020

END OF YEAR SMASHWORDS EBOOK SALE!
DECEMBER 25th, 2019 to JANUARY 1st 2020
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 KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 26, 2019

I Say Merry Christmas, You Say …

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year–and became even more so once I finally believed. My Christmas hope is you will experience the same incredible joy! And for those who believe differently Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, or whatever best wishes work for you and your beliefs!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 25, 2019

 

 

More Than A Feeling, Love Is A Choice …

More than a feeling, love is a choice, demonstrated by actions as well as words. May your Christmas and New Year reflect your choice to love unconditionally.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 24, 2019

Whatever Your Beliefs, This Holiday Season Remember …

The idealistic image of the holiday season focuses on being with family, but whether we are with blood relatives or not, remember we are all family whether you believe we all came from God or we all came from the dawn of civilization originating out of Africa.

Sometimes we need to be reminded we are all family and therefore this time of year can be very sad and depressing, whether we alone or even with other people. Maybe out loved ones have passed on. Maybe our loved ones have rejected or even hurt us. Maybe we just don’t like each other very much because we are very different from each other and find spending time together challenging and stressful.

Still, this season is the time of love, of giving, the most important of which we can give is all the things love embodies–forgiveness, mercy, grace, kindness–all the elements of unconditional love, which can be received from and given to anyone, not just with blood relatives.

And yes, presents are nice, but the best Christmas gift I have ever received is the gift of inclusion at this most wonderful time of the year.

Hoping this gift is the one you enjoy at Christmas too, no matter where you are and who you are with, even if that means just being with yourself at this blessed time of year.

Merry Christmas I say in closing to you because I now believe in the gift of Christ who made personal relationships with God and his unconditional love possible.

And I hope your own beliefs fill you the same joy and love this holiday season regardless of whom you are with or not because believe it or not, you are loved unconditionally too, whether you believe or not.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 21, 2019