No one wants to raise an entitled child… so we know we have to set boundaries, rules, and limits. But we also know that when we set those boundaries, rules, and limits, we’re likely to get pushback in the form of whining, complaining, disrespect, meltdowns, or even defiance. So how can we handle those reactions? How can we shift these situations from negative interactions to opportunities to build your child’s resilience?
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why it’s such a struggle for kids (and adults) to act maturely in these situations
- What to say and do in response to your child’s behavior to help them learn to cope when things don’t go their way
- Strategies for calming yourself down so you don’t get sucked into their negativity
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 1 (Band-Aid Parenting vs. Long Game Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game: The Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 9 (Making proactive deposits to reduce Yuck (and the intensity of kids’ reactions))
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 27 (Teaching kids proactively to handle feelings in a healthy way)
VISUAL CHEAT SHEET + QUESTIONS FOR YOU
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