Although it is more effective (and less exhausting) to handle kids’ big behaviors and emotions proactively, sometimes we simply have to deal with them in the moment.
Unfortunately, our in-the-moment responses often make the situation worse — especially because both we and our kids are in Yuck.
Using an in-the-moment strategy that considers The Yuck Factor and focuses on giving kids what they need is more likely to lead to the positive results that you want.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How to approach kids so that you’re more likely to influence them (rather than make them want to act out or shut down)
- How to identify what they need in order to feel or act better
- A simple 3-step strategy for handling any parenting situation as it’s happening
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 4 (How to Stay in Control, Even When Your Kids Are Driving You Crazy)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 5 (How to Stay in Control, Even When You’re Stressed or Frustrated)
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))
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.