Episode 108

We want our kids to listen, and often the way we attempt to motivate them is to try to find ways to MAKE them listen — punishments, rewards, etc. But for some kids, the more we try to MAKE them listen, the less they actually do!

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Why trying to “make” kids listen backfires
  • How you may be decreasing your positive influence rather than increasing it 
  • Specific steps you can take to turn things around so that your children actually WANT to listen to you



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 75: Micro-Deposits: Improve Your Connection Even When You Don’t Have Much Time (Or Your Child is Resistant)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 32: A Long Game Strategy for Motivating Kids to Do What They’re Supposed to Do
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 51: Respectful Discipline: What it Sounds Like to Balance Firmness with Respect
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 53: Having Your Child’s Back: Why Unconditional Support is NOT Permissiveness

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