Episode 313

As parents, we want to be able to influence our children. And we can feel helpless and out of control when we try to help our kids feel or act better… and we can’t make it happen

One of the most common ways that we “leak” influence happens on a day-to-day basis when we ask our kids to do things or when we respond to their requests. Once you become aware of this leak, you can make a simple change and increase your influence immediately

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why our requests and our responses can immediately put our kids into fight-or-flight (and make them more resistant to us) 
  • An example that illustrates what this is like for your child that you will be able to relate to 
  • Simple strategies to increase your influence and improve your relationship with your child 


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Your Parenting Long Game Episode 311: A Simplified Roadmap to Peace, Resilience, and Confidence (Step 2 of 2)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 312: Plugging an “Influence Leak” – Recognizing Your Expectations
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 242: Why You Don’t Have to (and Shouldn’t) Try to Convince Your Child to be OK with Your Limits 
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 290: Why Setting One Limit at a Time Increases Your Influence (& Gives You Time Back!)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 297: Why Our Kids With Big Emotions Need Us to Have Firm Boundaries

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