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

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Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy Club 

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Why Children Don't' CHOOSE to Act Negatively