Especially when we’re not in a good place as parents, it’s hard not to take it personally when kids say “I hate you” or “You never give me anything I want!”
And when we do take it personally, the situation often goes downhill.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Why statements that seem to be about you actually aren’t about you
- A simple question you can ask that will help you take those statements less personally
- Why NOT taking their statements personally is not the same thing as condoning disrespectful behavior
Mentioned in this episode:
Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Join us to release your Yuck and connect with others. We’re better together!
(Also receive the benefits of interaction with me in a private Facebook group + Office Hours, scripts and “Say This, Not That” phrases, on-demand resources to address children’s behavior and moods, and more)
Related to this episode:
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 19: Create a Parenting Avatar to Feel More In Control (And Less Guilty) as a Parent
EPISODE SUMMARY + QUESTIONS FOR YOU
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