My latest catch phrase works in multiple situations. "Go easy" can apply when someone is dishing up ice cream and chocolate sauce. Or how to treat the furniture. It's also good to remember when confronting someone. I can speak the truth in love. Gently.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. James 3:17 ESV