It makes our lives easier when children don’t insist that things need to go their way….when they can go with the flow. But often children who don’t insist on things going a certain way ALSO don’t ask for what they do need. And they may not stand up for themselves to others — siblings, friends, peers, or even adults — when necessary.

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Why children may not stand up for themselves, even when you’ve told them how important it is and taught them what to say
  • How you can teach them to become more assertive so they know (and show) that they matter too
  • What you need to do for yourself to ensure that your child can be successful

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 57: Supporting Siblings of Children Who Take Our Time and Energy
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 21: How Our Past and Present Affects Our Parenting
Your Parenting Long Game Episode 36: A Tool to Help You React Less

 

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Teaching Children to Stand Up for Themselves