When a child is in the middle of a negative behavior, mood, or attitude, it’s hard to get them out of it. (Even if you’re able to, it takes a lot of energy.)
The reality is, it is more efficient to teach children how to act differently when they’re NOT in that negative place. But who wants to talk about negative behavior after it’s happened?
Often children will be resistant to these conversations… or the conversations don’t lead to change.
In this episode, you will learn:
- The biggest mistake almost every parent makes when we try to talk about our children’s behavior after the fact
- 3 steps to a positive conversation about your child’s behavior (that is more likely to lead to change)
- What to do if your child STILL won’t talk and you know that you can’t make them
Mentioned in this episode:
Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Get answers to your personal questions via private Facebook group and Office Hours where you can get solutions from Rachel directly
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 59: Why Children Don’t “Choose” to Act Negatively
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 24: Responding to Kids’ Negative Behavior in the Moment
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 25: Stop Parenting So Hard in the Moment
EPISODE SUMMARY + ACTION TO TAKE
Want a little more? Get summary of the episode, plus action to take to make a shift to Long Game parenting.