I have a habit of–particularly when I’m tired of repeating a request–grabbing the tops of my kids’ heads and guiding them in the direction I need them to go. 

Totally appropriate with my own children.
Not appropriate when a random child at the grocery store is standing in front of you.
By the grace of God, my hand only hovered before she finally listened and ran towards her parents. 
Still, this may be an instinct I need to get under control…

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