You may recognize how important it is to address the cause of behavior if you want your child’s behavior to change.
But you may have a hard time understanding why your child is doing some of the frustrating, illogical things that they’re doing.
It certainly can be difficult to understand kids’ and teens’ motivation. But that’s often because we’re focusing on the situation from our perspective… and doing that has a negative impact not only on their behavior, but also on our relationship.
If you want things to change, it’s important to learn how to see situations from their perspective.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why things won’t improve as long as you are seeing situations only from your point of view
- Why you’ll experience more positive results by “traveling to their island”
- Simple strategies that you can use to get from your island to theirs (Choose the one that works for you!)
Referenced in this Episode:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 7 (When Asking Your Child to Get Off of Their Device Turns into a Battle)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 8 (When You Can’t Get Your Kids to Clean Or Do Other “Boring” Things)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 9 (Give Kids What they Need, Not What They Want)
VISUAL CHEAT SHEET + QUESTIONS FOR YOU
Want a little more? Get your visual cheat sheet, plus questions that will help you apply the information from this episode to YOU.