I would rather laugh about being over prepared than cry about being underprepared.
I would rather the table next to me see me playing a game with my kids while waiting on dinner than see me carrying them out wailing and screaming.
I would rather my kid repeat something nice I just taught him to say to a friend and praise it than wait for him to say something that might not be as nice and punish him.
I would rather go ahead and put half the shoes away to make it more likely she will finish her task when I ask her than ask her to do something I know she is not likely to do.
I would rather set up opportunities where all I have to do is reinforce appropriate behavior than wait to punish the inappropriate behaviors to “teach a lesson.”
I would rather say “as soon as you…” than “if you ever do that again…”