We all have to provide instruction to our children — setting limits, letting them know when they’ve done something wrong, suggesting ways to do things differently in the future.
But some children get very upset about this type of feedback; they may become defensive or angry, become overly apologetic, or say mean things about themselves.
In this episode, you will learn:
- Why some children have such a difficult time with these messages (no matter how nicely we say them)
- How to respond to their negative reactions to feedback
- How you can foster resilience so they can handle the fact that they will hear a lot of “criticism” in their lifetime.
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 81: How to Raise Children With Healthy Self-Esteem
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 88: Make It Easier for Children to Use Healthy Coping Skills (When-then statements)
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 36: Useful vs. Non-Useful Stories
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 21: How Our Past and Present Affect Us (Our Triggers)
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.