Emotional Manipulation – It’s a Good Idea

Emotional Manipulation – It’s a Good Idea

January 13, 2020 0 By Peter Engel


Today’s good idea comes from a reader Pam
K. If you have ideas you would like to send in,
please do: [email protected] We’ll do our best we can to respond to them. She says:
(Hey Ange, I know this is last minute, but I’m hoping you can help. We are taking our three kids today to Steve’s parents house for Thanksgiving and every time we go there there is a big family feud. Do you have any recommendations for us having a peaceful holiday? Yes, Pam I do. Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude
and to say thanks. So this is a day where I would like to say Thank You, for understanding
that in spite of your differences with Steve’s parents, that you are allowing your children
to continue a relationship with them. That’s awesome. Thank you.
For you, Get a hand held camera. Because every time there is an interruption,
anytime there is a beginning of a complaint session, a gripe session, a family feud, a
fight, something that breaks out: “Oh, oh, oh, hang on one second, this is a
perfect photo opportunity. Say cheese, right there, on three. One, two, three. YES! I got
it, perfect, check this out.” And do you see how I just did that? I just interrupted our
conversation whatever it was and I got you, however miserable you are, to stop, and to
smile for the camera. Because we all know that what’s on the camera gets posted to Facebook,
and all the social media or it gets framed and stays on our mantle for a lifetime. So,
carry a camera with you because not only can you interrupt all of the conversations that
start to take a left turn, but you’ll get happy photo memories that will last you a
lifetime. So keep a camera with you, and Happy Thanksgiving. I’m telling ya, it’s a good
idea. It’s a good idea.