Episode 32

One of the most frustrating things about being a parent is when we KNOW kids know how to do the things we ask them to do — clean their room, put their dishes away, get dressed, do their homework — yet they don’t do it.

Often we’ve tried multiple strategies to motivate better behavior, but they don’t lead to long-term results… so we’re constantly nagging, threatening punishments, or getting into power struggles. And it doesn’t feel good for anyone. 

So let’s try a new strategy — one that actually addresses the REASON that they’re not doing what they’re supposed to do, and helps both us and our kids know how to handle it if things don’t go as expected. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why what we’ve tried in the past to motivate more responsible behavior doesn’t work in the long run 
  • A step-by-step strategy that will address the obstacles that lead to kids not acting responsible
  • Why this strategy leads to long-term results and more self-accountability in kids and teens

Referenced in this Episode:

Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting vs. Long Game Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game: The Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 8 (When You Can’t Get Your Kids to Do Boring Things)

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