It can be incredibly helpful to make plans ahead of time for handling situations that usually don’t go well.
And when we’re making the plan, it’s a good idea to consider actions you DON’T want to take — things that you know from experience make the situation worse — as well as actions that you do want to take.
In this episode, you will learn:
- What a “to-don’t” list is
- How this list creates LESS guilt
- The power of putting items on your to-don’t list… not just when it comes to responding to your kids, but even when it comes to setting expectations for yourself and others
Mentioned in this episode:
Rachel Bailey’s Parenting Academy: Get answers to your personal questions, solutions for your individual situation, and support with taking action and staying on track
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 24: Responding to Negative Behavior in the Moment
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 85: A Formula for Firm & Respectful Responses
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 29: How to Set Expectations That Work for You, Not Against You
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 67: Setting Effective Rules and Boundaries
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 19: Creating Yor Parenting Avatar
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 78: When-Then Statements
EPISODE SUMMARY + ACTION TO TAKE
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