How can I get my kids to listen?
How does it feel when you share your feelings and the other person says:
“oh you don’t mean that”
“you’ll change your mind as soon as you get there”
“but you usually love doing XYZ”
or “it doesn’t matter, do it anyways.”
That type of response would make me furious.
Unheard. Unseen. Misunderstood. Minimized.
How do you think our kids feel when we respond to them with those phrases?
It’s not easy being a child. It’s tough to find a balance between “good behavior,” independence, learning and growing in a way that feels good and natural, obedience, being kind to siblings, protecting oneself, “being happy,” smiling for the adults, and the other 1,000 things we ask of them.
Did you know we, as parents and adults in their lives, can make their job easier and more fun? The concept is simple but the practice takes work. Don’t worry, I know you are up for it.
Over the next week, I am going to present one tip each day to make communicating with children easier, less combative, more collaborative, and frankly – less stressful.
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