by Tara Pringle Jefferson
My co-worker and I were talking about how we wanted our husbands to help us around the house ““ and with the kids ““ more.
She told how her husband surprised her by making dinner, cleaning up the kitchen and then taking out the trash.
“I totally went overboard with the praise,” she said. “I was literally clapping my hands and praising him like I do with our son when he pees in the toilet. I was all, “˜Good job! I’m so proud of you!’”
We laughed about how hard we praise our husbands in an effort to get him to do more of what we want ““ but maybe I realized she was on to something. No man wants to be treated like a child, but what if we showed the same enthusiasm to our spouse that we show to our kids whenever they do something they think is noteworthy?
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