Episode 265

So often we assume that what we’re asking our kids to do – brush their teeth, clean their rooms, not complain when they don’t like the dinner we made  –  is realistic. And this is especially true when we KNOW they’re physically capable of doing what we ask! But when we expect our kids to do those things and they’re consistently not listening, sometimes we do need to re-think our expectations. (And this does NOT  mean letting them off the hook.)

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why, just because our kids can physically do what we ask, that’s not enough to motivate better behavior
  • The one simple question we can ask to determine whether our expectations are realistic
  • What we can do if they’re not realistic to ensure that our kids will do the things they have to do!


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