Most of us believe we’re listening to our kids. And we are listening sometimes: We listen when they’re telling us about things that they like or want. We ask them questions about things they’ve done, and we listen to what they’re telling us.
But many of us, when our kids say or do things we don’t like, stop listening and start telling them how they should think and feel. Or if our kids tell us why they’re upset with us, many of us focus on defending ourselves rather than truly hearing what they have to say.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Specific examples of instances when we think we’re listening… but we’re really not
- Why listening to your kids is NOT the same thing as giving in to them
- The steps you can take to listen to and learn from your kids, especially when you don’t agree with them
Referenced in this episode:
A link to the training that will walk you through a step-by-step process to build your long game plan for getting kids to listen without yelling or nagging: http://rachel-bailey.com/getkidstolistenpodcast/
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 10 (A tip to meet kids’ need for significance)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 11 (A tip to meet kids’ need for control)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 12 (A tip to meet kids’ need for capability)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting vs. Long Game Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game: The Framework)
VISUAL CHEAT SHEET + QUESTIONS FOR YOU
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