When our children are misbehaving, we often assume that they are “choosing” to do what they are doing.
In reality, their negative behaviors and attitudes are more likely a sign of missing skills than a choice they are making.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The science behind why children don’t “choose” negative behaviors and attitudes
- Why the fact that this behavior isn’t a choice does NOT mean that we excuse the behavior
- One simple shift you can make that will more effectively lead to positive behavior
Related to this episode:
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 18: Stop Assuming Kids Just “Don’t Feel Like” Doing What They’re Supposed To
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 27: Teaching Kids to Cope With Feelings in a Healthy Way
EPISODE SUMMARY + QUESTIONS FOR YOU
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