I've been watching a lot of Oprah lately that I record and watch when the kids go to bed. Today the Judd's were on. I had to write down some of the things they were saying that keep them on track with each themselves and each other these days.
"Is now a good time for a hug?" (Always ask don't invade each others space.)
"So what you're saying is..." (Mirror each other in a conversation to make sure you are listening and understanding.)
"I can understand why you feel that way although I don't feel the same way too."
The best one...
"PUT ME BACK ON THE LIST!"