Episode 245

When our kids are in Yuck, we want them to deal with their discomfort in healthy ways instead of being disrespectful, blaming others, or shutting down. However, when we try to get them to find more effective ways, they refuse to even talk about possible strategies, let alone using those strategies.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The science behind most kids’ resistance 
  • Why encouraging kids to talk about coping skills will make them shut down more
  • A long-game strategy to motivate THEM to want to find strategies that work

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Mentioned in or related to this episode: 

Your Parenting Long Game Episode 223: When You Remind Your Child To Use Their Coping Skills But They Don’t Listen
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 234: When Your Child Won’t Talk About Yuck
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 226: One Small Change That Has a Big Impact on You and Your Child With Big Emotions
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 202: When Children Act Self-Centered
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 220: When Siblings Are Impacted by a Big Emotion Child

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