Observe | Thought | Feeling | Desire – Ho Dad Parenting

OTFD is a very effective way to talk about problems. The goal behind this communication tool is to articulate feelings in a positive manner while focusing on a solution to the problem.

Observation
Something you observe with your senses that anyone else can observe.
Example: “I noticed you came home 20 minutes after your curfew last night.”

Thought
A thought or opinion about what you observed.
Example: “My thought is that you did not care to keep our agreement”.

Feeling
A feeling you had about what you observed.

Example: “I feel disappointed that you did not uphold your side of our agreement”

Desire
What you want (your desire).
Example:
“My desire is for you to be responsible enough to get yourself home on time. If you are going to be late, I would like to have an agreement that you will call before your curfew.”

from Quantum Learning

@jmacofearth
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