When we’re deciding how to respond to kids’ behavior, we’re often motivated by preventing bad things from happening in the future. We want to do everything we can to make sure they turn out to be responsible and respectful, and that they have success and happiness later in life. But often, when we’re focusing on the future, we aren’t able to give them what they need to act and feel better in the future.
In this episode, you will learn:
- What “future thinking” looks like (and why it’s so common)
- Why “future thinking” makes kids more resistant
- Tips to help you prevent this type of thinking so that you can give your kids what they actually need to be successful
Mentioned in this episode:
Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Get answers to your personal questions, solutions for your individual situation, and support with taking action and staying on track
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 19: Create a Parenting Avatar to Feel More in Control (and Less Guilty as a Parent)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 21: How our Past and Present Make Parenting Harder (and How to Fix This)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 101: Tips to Keep Your Cool, No Matter What Your Children are Doing
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EPISODE SUMMARY + ACTION TO TAKE
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