Episode 43

One of the most frustrating behaviors for many of us as parents is when we try to tell our kids something… or teach them something… or ask them to do something… and they act disrespectful or even defiant.

So how can we set effective boundaries if they won’t even listen to us?

Increasing your positive influence and motivating better behavior, moods, and attitudes isn’t about “convincing” kids to do anything. It’s about approaching them in a way that makes them open to listening.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why the way we commonly approach kids makes them immediately shut down
  • How you can still improve your positive influence over your children, even if you say the “wrong” things in the moment 
  • Simple actions you can take immediately to improve your influence over (and relationship with) your children

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 9 (The concept of “deposits” to reduce Yuck)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 38  (How to Truly Listen to Your Kids)

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